• SOURCE: S&D Group at European Parliament

MEPs strongly support the citizens' initiative for the right to clean water and sanitation (Ready-to-air)



Shoot Date

08 Sep 2015

Shoot Location

European Parliament, Strasbourg, France

Edited package in English and Spanish
FRANCE, STRASBOURG (MAY, 2014) (EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AUDIOVISUAL - ACCESS ALL) 1. CUTAWAYS: PICTURES OF WATER PLANTS IN STRASBOURG FRANCE, STRASBOURG (SEPTEMBER 08, 2015) (SOCIALISTS AND DEMOCRATS, EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT - ACCESS ALL) 2. CUTAWAY: VARIOUS OF THE VOTE ON THE EUROPEAN CITIZEN’S INITIATIVE RIGHT2WATER 3. VOICE-OVER SAYING (ENGLISH): « Today, the European Parliament called on the Commission to recognize access to water as a fundamental right. This vote reflects the strong support of MEPs to the Right2water citizen’s initiative, the first to have collected the 1.000.000 necessary signatures to invite the Commission to make a legislative proposal on this matter.» FRANCE, STRASBOURG (SEPTEMBER 07, 2015) (SOCIALISTS AND DEMOCRATS, EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT - ACCESS ALL) 4. MATTHIAS GROOTE (S&D MEP) SAYING (ENGLISH): "When nearly 2.000.000 people in the EU collect signatures and raise their voice to say that water is a free good and a human right, then we need a strong answer from the European Commission, not a diplomatic one." 5. CUTAWAY: MATTHIAS GROOTE TALKING TO A JOURNALIST 6. VOICE-OVER SAYING (ENGLISH): « In concrete terms, MEPs want to provide all citizens with sufficient and clean drinking water and sanitation. » 7. MATTHIAS GROOTE (S&D MEP) SAYING (ENGLISH): "It has nothing to do with the common market. Water is a free good and should not be included in trade negotiations. Nor in TTIP, neither in other negotiations. Water must be free and available for everyone inside and outside the EU. » MURCIA, SPAIN (MARCH 2012) (TV LINK EUROPE- ACCESS ALL) 8. CUTAWAY: VARIOUS OF DRY GROUND IN SPAIN 9. CUTAWAY: VARIOUS OF WATER TREATMENT CENTRES 10. VOICE-OVER SAYING (ENGLISH): “Indeed, water access is not the same for everyone. In the hot and dry South-Easth region of Spain, several wastewater treatment centres have been created in order to respond to the high demand for water… Here is an overview of the last filtration step operated on wastewater.» 11. JULIAN ESCUDERO CASTERO (SITE MANAGER, EDAR LOS ALCAZARES) SAYING (SPANISH): "Here happens the tertiary wastewater treatment, consisting of physical-chemical treatment with lamella separation, sand filtration, and UV treatment. Here we add chlorine and aluminium sulphate to disinfect the water. The final objective in the purification process is to obtain clear water without solids which is in line with the environmental and European norms. This water meets all the parameters to be pre-drinkable". 12. CUTAWAY: VARIOUS OF THE WASTE WATER TREATMENT CENTRE 13. VOICE-OVER SAYING (ENGLISH): « …which means that it could be used for farming with no risk to health. This is one of the many initiatives that could inspire governments in order to reach water sanity and clean drinking water for all. » 14. CUTAWAY: VARIOUS OF AGRICULTURE IN SPAIN FRANCE, STRASBOURG (SEPTEMBER 08, 2015) (SOCIALISTS AND DEMOCRATS, EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT - ACCESS ALL) 15. CUTAWAY: VARIOUS OF MEPS IN THE PLENARY 16. CUTAWAY: EXTERNAL SHOTS OF THE PARLIAMENT IN STRASBOURG 16. VOICE-OVER SAYING (ENGLISH): « Let us hope that MEPs’ call will soon lead to clear and strong commitment from the commission and EU governments to recognise the access to water as a fundamental right, a right recognized by the United Nations for 5 years already. »
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