- Water is life ! It is a precondition for human, animal and plant life as well as an indispensable resource for the economy. Water
also plays a fundamental role in the climate regulation cycle
- Protection of water resources, of fresh and salt water ecosystems and of the water we drink and bathe in is therefore one of the cornerstones of environmental protection in Europe.
- Groundwater, surface waters and aquatic ecosystems should achieve a good status by 2015.
SOURCE: EUROPEAN COMMISSION