Organic Rules and Certification

Conservation, water - Int. IFOAM Standards 2005

Schmid, Otto and Ziegler, Katia (2006) Conservation, water - Int. IFOAM Standards 2005. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

Operators should not deplete nor excessively exploit water resources, and should seek to preserve water quality. They should, where possible, recycle rainwater and monitor water extraction. (2.2.6)

Difference

EU Regulation 2092/91 does not address the matter of water depletion.

Justification

Water is one of the most restricted common goods. Organic agriculture should use it in a sound manner to grant availablity for future generations.

EU Regulation

Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > Care of environment - not in EC Reg > Soil and water conservation

Item type:Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91
Subjects:Renewable resources
Environmental care/environmental impact > Nature conservation
Country/Standard:IFOAMS Basic standards
Principles:Ecological principle
ID Code:987
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:05 May 2006
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 13:00

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