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White Paper

A Review of EU Drinking Water Regulations

Introduction

This white paper is designed to provide an overview of the evolving regulations as laid out in the proposed new EU drinking water standards. It offers a summary of the standards and targeted analytes covered under the 2020 EU provisional revisions to Directive 98/83/EC, in addition to giving a summary of the Watch List for future regulated compounds. Moreover, it explains the significance of the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Standards as well as best practices in achieving laboratory accreditation. It is an educational primer for the global environmental community to have a better understanding of the direction of drinking water regulations in the European Union.