Edward Interwies, an adviser on the economy and environment at Berlin’s Institute for International and European Policy on the Environment, was recently in Athens for a conference organized by WWF Hellas and the Agricultural University titled «Earth and Water,» on agricultural policy and water resource management in Greece. He spoke with Kathimerini on what Greece is doing, or rather not doing, about this vital issue. Interwies, whose mother is Greek and who lived here for some years, has followed the situation with interest and concern. Greece, he says, does not take the problem seriously, in contrast with other European states; the result is time and opportunities missed. A few days ago, in fact, Greece was referred to the European Court for its failure to implement the EU’s directive on water governance.