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2018

EU Parliament adopts Report on the Recast of the Drinking Water Directive

The EU Parliament adopted the report on the recast of the Drinking Water Directive in its plenary meeting on October 23, 2018.

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European Parliament ENVI Committee to vote on report on the Drinking Water Directive

The European Parliament Environment Committee is expected to vote on its amendments to the Commission's DWD proposal on September 10, 2018.

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Austria submits draft amendment of the national building material list for notification

Austria submitted a draft amendment of the national building material list to the European Commission for notification.

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Nordic MaiD network continued

The core partners of the Nordic MaiD project (2014-2017) have initiated efforts to continue the activities of the network.

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EDW continues collaboration with the 4MS to define a common risk-based approach for the evaluation of assembled products

EDW fully supports the 4MS initiative to define stringent but pragmatic evaluation criteria for assembled products.

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EDW reply to the Revision of the Construction Product Regulation (CPR)

In EDW's view, as of today, the Construction Products Regulation has had no impact on the market for products in contact with drinking water.

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EDW comments to the draft standardisation request in support of the EU's drinking water policies

On 28 June 2018, EDW sent comments to the European Commission highlighting that the draft standardisation mandate under the CPR.

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Environment ministers discussed materials and products in contact with drinking water

On June 25, EU Environment Ministers held a policy debate on how to harmonise materials and products in contact with drinking water.

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EDW present at European Parliament event on the Revision of the Drinking Water Directive

On June 11, MEP Karl-Heinz Florenz and the German Federal Environment Energy organised an event to discuss the Commission proposal.

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EDW supports EU-wide harmonised requirements on the hygienic safety of drinking water

EDW supports a significant strengthening of the Commission proposed measures as a way to ensure full harmonisation and high safety standards for ...

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German Environmental Agency releases scientific opinion paper

The German Environmental Agency released a position paper on the Revision of the Drinking Water Directive and is calling for harmonised binding ...

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EDW intensifies talks with EU Commission

After the 3rd Symposium on Materials and Products in Contact with Drinking Water in May 2017, EDW has continued its efforts to support all involved ...

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Special report on the implementation of the DWD in Hungary, Bulgaria and Romania

In September 2017, the European Court of Auditors - a European institution responsible for auditing EU’s finances – released a special report on the ...

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EDW joins 4MS task group “Minor and Assembled Product Testing”

On 12th September 2017, EDW has participated in the first meeting of the newly established 4MS task group “Minor and Assembled Product Testing”.

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Press release: European Drinking Water calls for EU harmonised measures

European Drinking Water calls the Commission to revise the Drinking Water Directive to ensure that the safety of contact materials and products is ...

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3rd European Symposium on Materials and Products in Contact with Drinking Water

An approach that ensures the hygienic safety and technical adequacy for products and materials in contact with drinking water was discussed during the ...

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First part of European study on materials and products in contact with drinking water published

The European study on materials in contact with drinking water recognises the issues of little harmonisation or mutual recognition in EU Member ...

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The European Commission to propose new rules on drinking water

The European Commission will release its legislative proposal on the Revision of the Drinking Water Directive (DWD) by the end of 2017.

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Update event on materials in contact with drinking water in Brussels

On May 18th, the 3rd Symposium on Materials and Products in Contact with Drinking Water will give an update on developments, initiatives and ...

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