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Troubled waters

The water we drink in Europe is among the most controlled and clean in the world. However its rivers, lakes and aquifers are too polluted, as revealed by Jelena Prtorić and Luisa Izuzquiza.

From the beaches in Brittany, France, to the groundwater of Aragon, Spain; from the fertile plains of the Netherlands to the prosecco hills in Italy, we have looked into how progressive European Union water protection policies get watered down through limited monitoring and data collection; how the industry has managed to postpone important environmental texts using gaps in scientific knowledge, and how water pollution has impacted the lives of communities and aquatic environments throughout Europe.