EU policies are unable to ensure farmers don’t overuse water
According to a special report published by the European Court of Auditors (ECA), EU policies are unable to ensure farmers use water sustainably.
The impact of agriculture on water resources is major and undeniable. But farmers benefit from too many exemptions from EU water policy that hinder efforts to ensure sound water use. In addition, the EU’s agricultural policy promotes and too often supports greater rather than more efficient water use.