The European Water Association presents its new Position Paper on the Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive


During the 14th EWA Brussels Conference, 4-5 November 2019, the European Water Association (EWA) will present its new position paper on the Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive (UWWTD).

The position paper will concentrate on the following five themes:

1)      Extend the scope of pollutants in the UWWTD

2)      Eliminate chemical micropollutants and microplastics at source

3)      New technical requirements in the UWWTD

4)      Integrate the wastewater treatment system in the circular economy

5)      Address governance issues to improve UWWTD implementation


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Read the EWA Position Paper on UWWTD

The European Water Association awards the prestigious Dunbar Medal to Professor Emeritus Jean Berlamont


The prestigious William Dunbar Medal is awarded every two years to an individual of a member country of the European Water Association (EWA) in recognition of an outstanding contribution in applied technical development in the water sector. The award is donated by IFAT, the world's leading trade fair for water, sewage, waste and raw materials management, and for the first time since 1975, the winner is from Belgium: Professor Jean Berlamont.

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EWA supports the UN World Water Day 2019


EWA supports the UN World Water Day, 22 March 2019, and its theme “Leaving no one behind”.

Download EWA's press release for WWD 2019

Download UN World Water Development Report 

EWA's Position on the Water Framework Directive


Today EWA submitted a reaction to the European Commission's Fitness Check of the Water Framework Directive and the Floods Directive. 

EWA's Position on the Water Framework Directive