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Key websites related to the WFD


European Water Policy

  • Europa - portal for European Union affairs. http://europa.eu.int
  • Europa (WFD link). Portal to the DG Environment and the WFD. http://europa.eu.int/comm/environment/water/water-framework/index_en.html
  • EU legislation - Europa portal to European Union law. http://europa.eu.int/eur-lex/en
  • CIRCA - the WFD electronic forum established for information exchange and as a communication platform for supporting the WFD Common Implementation Strategy. http://forum.europa.eu.int/Public/irc/env/wfd/home
  • European Environment Agency web page link to 'Water'. http://themes.eea.eu.int/Specific_media/water
  • LIFE (The Financial Instrument for the Environment) co-finances environmental initiatives in the European Union to spearhead European Community environment policy. http://www.europa.eu.int/comm/environment/life/home.htm

 

WFD Information Centre: http://www.euwfd.com/
 

European Water Support
 
Pilot river basins
Please see the above link for information on pilot river basins that do not have a website.

 
Research

5th Framework Programme: Link to the Key Action "Sustainable Management and Quality of Water" within the Environment and Sustainable Management Programme of the Fifth Framework Programme (FP5). This sets out the priorities for the European Union's research, technological development and demonstration activities for the period 1998-2002. http://www.cordis.lu/eesd/ka1/home.html

5th Framework Programme documents: Relevant information and documents related to the above programme. http://www.cordis.lu/eesd/ka1/home.html

6th Framework Programme. http://fp6.cordis.lu/fp6/home.cfm
Research and Technological Development (link to document under CIS)

Many Member States have national and regional authorities with websites on the WFD. Links to these web sites will soon be available on the DG ENV homepage.

 

Links to official WFD websites in European Member states

Below you find links to the official WFD implementation web sites of the EU Member States. On these sites you can often access more detailed information on water management in specific countries than the European Commission has the possibility to provide.

 
Country   Web address
Austria
http://www.lebensministerium.at/wasser/
Belgium
http://www.ciwvlaanderen.be
http://www.vmm.be
Cyprus
http://www.moa.gov.cy/moa/wdd/wdd.nsf/union_gr/union_gr?OpenDocument
Czech Republic
http://www.env.cz
http://www.mze.cz
Denmark
http://www.mst.dk/
Estonia
http://www.envir.ee

Finland
http://www.ymparisto.fi/
France

http://www.eau2015-rhin-meuse.fr/fr/forums/read.php?f=1&i=13&t=11
http://www.oieau.org/eaudoc/dossiers/dce.htm
http://www.bretagne.ecologie.gouv.fr/Eau/Dossiers/DCE.htm   

Germany
http://www.bmu.de/de/1024/js/sachthemen/gewaesserschutz/kurzinfo/""target=_blank" http://wasserblick.net/
Greece
http://www.minenv.gr/welcome_gr.html
Hungary
http://euvki.hu
http://www.wwf.hu/en/wwfrol_1_1_2_vizkeret.php
Ireland
http://www.wfdireland.ie/
Italy
  http://www.gruppo183.org/links/linee%20guida%20direttiva%20acque.html
Latvia
 http://www.lvgma.gov.lv
Lithuania
 
Luxembourg
 http://www.waasser.lu/gestion_de_leau/gestion.html
Malta
 http://www.mra.org.mt/wfd_introduction.shtml
Netherlands
http://www.waterland.net
Poland
 
Portugal
http://dqa.inag.pt/
Slovakia
 
Slovenia
 
Spain
 http://www.chj.es/index2.HTM
http://www.chj.es/cpj3/imagenes/contenido.htm 
Sweden
http://www.naturvardsverket.se/
United Kingdom
http://www.defra.gov.uk/environment/water/wfd/index.htm
http://www.wfduk.org/

Scotland
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Environment/Water/17316/8084

 

WFD and International River Basin Commissions

The International River Basin Commissions have an important role in coordination of WFD implementation in the EU Member States. Below you will find links to the most active River Basin Commissions in Europe.

 River Basin Commission Web address
 Odra River  http://www.mkoo.pl
 Elbe River http://www.ikse.de
 Danube http://www.icpdr.org
 Rhine River http://www.iksr.de


Within the WFD Common Implementation Strategy (CIS) a network of Pilot River Basins has been established. Here, river basins are fore-runners in WFD implementation and glean a great deal of hands-on experience from the process. Information about the Pilot River Basins and links to their corresponding websites can be found at the Pilot River Basins Platform of Information Exchange.