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Policy Document Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment and the Coastal Region of the Mediterranean
The Convention for the Protection of the Mediterranean Sea Against Pollution (the Barcelona Convention) was adopted on 16 February 1976 by the Conference of Plenipotentiaries of the Coastal States of the Mediterranean Region for the Protection of the Mediterranean Sea, held in Barcelona.
Located in Environmental policy document catalogue
Policy Document C source code Council Directive (91/676/EEC) 12 December 1991
Council Directive of 12 December 1991 concerning the protection of waters against pollution caused by nitrates from agricultural sources (91/676/EEC).
Located in Environmental policy document catalogue
Policy Document chemical/x-mdl-rdfile Ministerial Declaration of the Third International Conference on the Protection of the North Sea
Ministerial Declaration of the Third International Conference on the Protection of the North Sea, The Hague, 8 March 1990.
Located in Environmental policy document catalogue
Common environmental theme D source code Freshwater - Outlook 2020 (Finland)
Freshwater - Outlook
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Country assessments Finland
Common environmental theme D source code Freshwater - National Responses (Finland)
Freshwater - National Responses
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Country assessments Finland
Common environmental theme Freshwater - Drivers and pressures (Finland)
Freshwater - Drivers and Pressures
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Country assessments Finland
File Getting Europe's precious waters clean again
Protecting water from pollution is one of the biggest environmental challenges that we face. In recent decades, major disasters like the Sandoz incident in 1986 demonstrated that pollution knows no frontiers and that strong EU actions and cooperation were needed. This detailed news report looks at the ways in which Europe’s determination to protect water in all its forms is achieving results. From the European quality of the drinking water, through the treatment of waste water, to protection of its rivers, coasts and lakes – over the last few decades it has developed an effective legislative arsenal. The aim of the European Union is for all the water on its territory to by in good status by 2015. Although challenges remain, results are obvious. For example, in 2000, the EU adopted a directive promoting trans-boundary co-operation and introducing the river basin management concept where the territory of the river as a whole is taken into account. And in terms of bathing water, since 1990, the number of bathing sites fulfilling the EU standards has increased by almost 30% to an impressive 90%.
Located in Environmental topics Water Multimedia
Common environmental theme D source code Freshwater - National Responses (Poland)
SOER Common environmental theme from Poland
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Country assessments Poland
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