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BSI Standards

BSI is appointed by the UK Government as the national standards body, holds the Royal Charter, and represents UK interests at the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and the European Standards Organizations (CEN, CENELEC and ETSI). Formed in 1901, BSI was the world’s first national standards body. Our role as the UK NSB is to help improve the quality and safety of products, services and systems by enabling the creation of standards and encouraging their use. We represent UK economic and social interests across all European and international standards organizations and in the development of business information solutions for British organizations of all sizes and sectors. We publish over 3,100 standards each year, underpinned by a collaborative approach, engaging with industry experts, government bodies, trade associations, businesses of all sizes and consumers to develop standards that reflect good business practice, protect consumers and facilitate international trade.
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Position Papers / Guides & Guidelines

Pump or Motor Position Papers, Guides or Guidelines. As nouns the difference between guideline and guide is that guideline is a non-specific rule or principle that provides direction to action or behaviour while guide is someone who , especially someone hired to show people around a place or an institution and offer information and explanation.
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Worldwide Drinking Water Directives

The European Commission adopted on 1 February 2018 a proposal for a revised drinking water directive to improve the quality of drinking water and provide greater access and information to citizens. The proposal for modernising the twenty-year-old drinking water directive (98/83/EC) comes in part as a response to the European Citizens' Initiative Right2Water and as a contribution to meeting the targets of the Sustainable Development Goals. Among the main elements of this revision, the Commission proposes to update the existing safety standards in line with latest recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO) but also sets an obligation for EU countries to improve access to safe drinking water for all, and more specifically to vulnerable and marginalised groups. The revision of this directive is also the opportunity to integrate the new priorities of the EU in terms of environment protection, the development of a circular economy and adaptation to climate change. Indeed, the water sector consumes in Europe the equivalent of 3,5% of the electricity consumption. At local level, power charges make up between 30 and 50% of municipalities' bills, which are easily passed on to consumers who usually have no alternative suppliers. In addition to that, the Commission revealed that Europe has a massive issue around water leakage. According to their analysis, the average leakage rate in Europe stands at 23% of treated water. The Commission's solution to address this issue has been to include transparency requirements for the biggest water suppliers to publish information on their water leakage and energy consumption.
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European Union (EU)

Strategy: The EU's overall political goals are developed collectively by its institutions. Find out how the EU's strategy is developed and translated into policies and initiatives by the European Commission.
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UL Standards

UL Standards encompass UL's extensive safety research and scientific expertise. With over a century of experience in the development of more than 1,500 Standards, UL is an accredited standards developer in the US and Canada. In extending its global public safety mission, UL Standards partners with national standards bodies in countries around the world to build a safer, more sustainable world.
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