Tag Archive: water framework directive

The wisdom of the crowds? Water awareness in the European Union

An interesting survey by TNS Political and Social for the European Commission amongst more than 25,000 Europeans was completed recently. It shows large differences in awareness of water issues between various national populations. Four out of ten Europeans think they are well or very well informed about water issues, but this percentage is significantly higher in Denmark …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.watergovernance.eu/international-comparison/the-wisdom-of-the-crowds-water-awareness-in-the-european-union/

Going Dutch in implementing the Water Framework Directive: Feasibility and Affordability overrule Sustainability?

The Water Framework Directive (WFD) institutionalizes the (integrated) river basin management concept for a sustainable development of Europe’s surface water and groundwater resources. The Directive introduces a set of collective rules (both substantive and organizational) for a harmonized management by the Member States. Under the label of subsidiarity, regional and local room for manoeuvre and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.watergovernance.eu/science-and-policy/going-dutch-in-implementing-the-water-framework-directive-feasibility-and-affordability-overrule-sustainability/