Communication: World Water Day 2019

A world’s water day worthy of its name: Protecting our waters from pesticides

Water is essential for life. Yet, intensive agricultural practices release tons of pesticides into our water resources every year putting the aquatic environment and all life that depends upon it at great risk. The fact that just 40% of the water tested in Europe is in ‘good ecological status’, is a disgrace.

On World’s Water Day, Pesticide Action Network Europe stresses out the need to protect and restore our water resources and calls upon policy-makers to “stand up for water” and take serious action to significantly reduce pesticide use in agriculture.

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