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Water - precious, polluted, wasted, coveted and over-exploited throughout the world... If the international community does not take far-reaching and urgent measures to conserve this vital resource, it is likely to face major problems - ecological, economic and even political - from the beginning of the next century.
With all this at stake, the EU is supporting multidisciplinary European partnerships which are making considerable progress in terms of protecting resources, assuring their quality, combating waste and understanding the complex mechanisms of the natural water cycle.
These action extend beyond the countries of the European Union. In an area where European know-how is recognised throughout the world, the Community is providing its support for research aimed at overcoming the specific problems arising on its borders - in central and eastern Europe and in the Mediterranean Basin - and on other continents, such as Africa and Asia.

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E-mail: Research DG contacts

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Internet site: http://ec.europa.eu/research/

 
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