# Protect Water : handover public consultations signatures officially

Jeremy Wates, Secretary General of the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) on the behalf of Living Rivers Europe coalition handovered the public consultation’s signatures officially. It took place ahead of the informal meeting of the Environment Council, 21-22 May, with Commissioner Vella, Romania as the Council Presidency, Austria and Luxembourg.

Remember : From the 9 October to 12 March, through the #ProtectWater campaign, more than 375,000 citizens accross Europe expressed to the European Commission their wish for the WFD to remain unchange.

(From left to right: EU Director General for Environment, Mr. Callega Crespo; EU Commissioner Vella; Minister Gravilescu (Environment Minister for Romania); EEB Secretary General Jeremy Wates (representing the campaign); Minister Dieschbourg (Environment Minister, Luxembourg); Mr. Gunter Liebel (Water Director, Austria), Minister Denes (Minister of Waters and Forests, Romania).

More info about the Protectwater campaign and Living Rivers Europe

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