Water, as an indispensable source, essentially determines our life and the economy. Water is more clearly becoming a global challenge. Ground water, streams, rivers, lakes and seas are areas of our living environment that are used worldwide and to be protected. Through its work, IFES promotes water protection and thus the implementation of the EU Water Framework Directive. The support of communes, administrative districts and government offices in third countries and states with EU entry status when introducing or expanding water protection policy according to the Water Framework Directive is self-evident for us.

„Water is not a usual commodity but an inherited commodity that has to be protected, defended and accordingly treated… it is necessary to develop an integrated water policy in the community.“
(Excerpt from the recitals of the European Water Framework Directive)