Calls for Spain to improve water management after EU finds country failing on standards

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WATER CALL: Spain has implement six out of 37 recommendations on waterways. Photo credit: Shutterstock


WWF, the environmental NGO, has called on Spain improve the state of the country’s waterways after finding “serious deficiencies” in management.

The NGO said Spain should implement the Water Framework Directive to improve the state of rivers, wetlands and aquifers.

Rafael Seiz, president of WWF Spain, said the country had effectively stopped enforcing the EU’s Water Framework Directive which covers the 2016 to 2021 period.

The European Commission found Spain was the country that received one of the largest numbers of water management recommendations. The country has implemented six out of a total of 37, the Commission found.

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