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Document 31992Y0306(02)

Council Resolution of 25 February 1992 on the future Community groundwater policy

OJ C 59, 6.3.1992, p. 2–2 (ES, DA, DE, EL, EN, FR, IT, NL, PT)

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31992Y0306(02)

Council Resolution of 25 February 1992 on the future Community groundwater policy

Official Journal C 059 , 06/03/1992 P. 0002 - 0002


COUNCIL RESOLUTION of 25 February 1992 on the future Community groundwater policy (92/C 59/02)

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

UNDERLINES the vital importance of groundwater for all forms of life, for human health, and for safeguarding ecosystems;

STATES its concern about the lowering of groundwater levels and/or the pollution of certain aquifers;

NOTES that this important resource is limited, that its conservation for the future is a major political, economic and environmental imperative and that it can be exploited only in strict observance of the principle of sustainable development;

OBSERVES that freshwater management policy can be conducted only through coordinated action by all agents in the public and private sectors, taking due account of the principle of subsidiarity;

TAKES NOTE of the final declaration of the Ministerial Seminar held on 26 and 27 November 1991 on the future Community groundwater policy;

CALLS UPON THE COMMISSION:

- to submit, if possible by the middle of 1993, a detailed action programme for which that declaration may provide guidelines,

- to draft a proposal for revising Council Directive 80/68/EEC of 17 December 1979 on the protection of groundwater against pollution caused by certain dangerous substances by incorporating it into a general freshwater management policy, including freshwater protection;

REQUESTS the competent authorities and groups involved to contribute to the conservation of this natural resource in the areas under their control.

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