The WATER CRIMES project, supported by the Internal Security Fund of the European Union, carried out wide-ranging and systematic research into crimes against water and provided the first strategic analysis of offences and threats related to the freshwater sector in Europe. This final project report, which summarises the work of the project partners, contributes to advancing knowledge on water crimes; encouraging the systematic collection of data on water crimes; increasing the analytical capacities of police authorities and local communities; developing countermeasures and mitigation strategies; and enhancing crime prevention and law enforcement. The report provides recommendations for different groups of actors, including the European Commission, international and national governmental organisations, international and national police forces, water utilities, and research organisations.
The WATER CRIMES project was implemented by a consortium of five partners, including the REC.
European Report on Water Crimes
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