AUTHORS: Andrew Farmer
In September 2011 IEEP submitted evidence to the Agriculture, Fisheries and Environment Sub-Committee of the House of Lords EU Committee to support its inquiry into EU freshwater policy. In May 2012 the Committee published its report along with the submitted evidence.
IEEP’s evidence supports the core of the current water policy framework, but suggests that it may not adequately address future challenges such as climate change. The evidence also considers the need for integration within other policy areas, including targeting of funding for water management, such as agriculture and Cohesion policy.