European Union Committee - Thirty-Third Report
An Indispensable Resource: EU Freshwater Policy

Here you can browse the report which was ordered by the House of Lords to be printed 25 April 2012.


Terms of Reference


Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Implementation of EU water legislation

Chapter 3: Challenges to be met by EU water policy towards 2050

Chapter 4: Governance

Chapter 5: Policy Integration

Chapter 6: Innovation and Research

Chapter 7: Conclusions and Recommendations

Appendix 1: Sub-Committee on Agriculture, Fisheries and Environment

Appendix 2: List of Witnesses

Appendix 3: Call for Evidence

Appendix 4: List of Acronyms and Abbreviations

Appendix 5: River Basin Districts in the UK and Ireland

Appendix 6: Water Stress across the EU

Appendix 7: Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES)

Appendix 8: A 'Template' for Catchment Management

Evidence is published online at and available for inspection at the Parliamentary Archives (020 7219 5314)

References in footnotes to the Report are as follows:

Q refers to a question in oral evidence;

Witness names without a question reference refer to written evidence.

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