Europe: Safe Drinking Water for everyone - Rethinking water policy
Nearly 900 million people around the globe have no access to clean, safe drinking water, and 2.6 billion (40% of world's population) live without proper sanitation, according to the German Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklungshilfe. Managing water resources is of course a complex process and it is necessary to involve many different political and social groups. In 2000, the European Union adopted the Water Framework Directive, which established four main objectives. Read more...