Summaries of EU legislation. EU Waste Legislation - Environment. Environmental liability - Directive. The Directive establishes a framework for environmental liability based on the "polluter pays" principle, with a view to preventing and remedying environmental damage.
Environmental damage Under the terms of the Directive, environmental damage is defined as: The protection of the environment, and in particular of the soil, when sewage sludge isused in agriculture. 2006/118/EC Groundwater Daughter Directive to WFD. Protection of groundwater. European Commission - Water directive. Additional tools On 23 October 2000, the "Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a framework for the Community action in the field of water policy" or, in short, the EU Water Framework Directive (or even shorter the WFD) was finally adopted.
The Directive was published in the Official Journal (OJ L 327) on 22 December 2000 and entered into force the same day. Some amendments have been introduced into the Directive since 2000, and you can download the consolidated version in all EU languages here. However, even after reading the Directive, you may have still questions, such as: What is this Directive about?