The committee follows the work of the European Commission and arranges regular meetings with officials in the Commission, responsible for activities of relevance to water management. The committee gives comments and advice to official European institutions on behalf of its members. The EWA is attending meetings of the Strategic Co-ordination Group under the WFD Common Implementation Strategy. Furthermore the EWA is in close contact with other European associations and institutions.
The objectives and responsibilities of the European Policy Committee (EPC), under the guidance of the governing bodies of the European Water Association, and within its rules of procedure, are the following: