Water Policy has high priority during the Danish EU Presidency, both in the internal EU work and globally.
Protection of the aquatic environment
Protection of the aquatic environment in Europe has a high priority and in this respect it is of great importance to revise the list of substances under the directive of priority substances.
Water resource management
The water agenda will also be given high priority in negotiations of council conclusion on the 7.th Environmental Action Programme where resource efficiency including water resource management will be the overall political target.
At the global level water is also integrated part of the RIO+20 agenda in order to strengthen the implementation of internationally agreed goals for water and sanitation and to promote international initiatives and partnerships to better address the water/energy/food security nexus, involving economic actors and promoting appropriate goals and concrete initiatives to foster action.