water management directive Articles

  • The Water Framework Directive - ‘Time to Kill??

    Untitled Document The Water Framework ...


    By WRc plc

  • The devil in the detail of the Water Framework Directive

    Introduction By the end of this year the UK, along with other Member States of the EC, will have transposed the Water Framework Directive (WFD) into national legislation. This is the first step in implementing the most substantial piece of water legislation to come out of Brussels, but the details about what will be required from industry in terms of costs and benefits are still very uncertain. ...


    By WRc plc

  • Water Direct - 22301 - Case Study

    The great storm predicted for 27-28th October 2013 failed to live up to the hype and, despite heavy rain and high winds, the UK escaped the worst of the Atlantic storms. Many may have thought it was ‘business as usual’, however this was far from the truth for everyone. In parts of Colchester and surrounding villages, homes and businesses faced misery. Blocked roads meant employees ...


    By LRQA Limited

  • Integrating the implementation of the European Union Water Framework Directive and Floods Directive in Ireland

    Water Framework Directive (WFD) statutory authorities and stakeholders in Ireland are now challenged with the issue of how the proposed programmes of measures in the newly required River Basin Management Plans – designed to protect and restore good ecology by reverting as closely as possible back to natural conditions – are to be implemented in a way that concurrently complies with other existing ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Agriculture and economics in the Water Framework Directive: progress and limitations

    Agriculture is having an increasing impact on water resources in Spain, both from a quantitative (consumption) and qualitative (pollution) perspective. Therefore, the implementation of the Water Framework Directive (WFD) will have a great impact on this sector. In fact, new river management plans aim to reduce these pressures through the implementation of programmes of measures. These instruments ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • EU Directive on the Landfill of Waste

    The Commission has adopted a new Proposal on the Landfill of Waste. The objective of this Proposal is to reduce the impact of waste disposal on the environment. Disposal of waste is the option of last resort in the hierarchy of waste management principles as stated by the Commission in its Waste Strategy Review of July 1996. In the Review the Commission gives clear preference to minimization and ...


  • NEC Directive Status Report 2014

    Reporting by Member States under Directive 2001/81/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2001 on national emission ceilings for certain atmospheric pollutants This report describes the most recent emission inventory information provided by the Member States of the European Union (EU) at the end of 2014, under Directive 2001/81/EC of the European Parliament and of the ...

  • Indicators And Methods For The Ecological Status Assessment Under The Water Framework Directive

    The Water Framework Directive (WFD; 2000/60/EC) creates a new legislative framework to manage, use, protect, and restore surface water and groundwater resources within river basins and transitional (Iagoons and estuaries) and coastal waters in the European Union. The WFD aims to achieve sustainable management ofwater resources, to reach good ecological qualityand preventfurtherdeterioration of ...


  • Analysis of the current knowledge gaps in the implementation of the Water Framework Directive

    The general objective of the REBECCA project1 is to provide relevant scientific support for the implementation of the Water Framework Directive (WFD). The two specific aims of the project are, firstly, to establish links between ecological status of surface waters and physico-chemical quality elements and pressures from different sources, and, secondly, to develop and validate tools that member ...


  • Geodrilling: Managing Water Supply in Italy

    In recent years there has been significant reorganisation in the Italian water sector to conform to the rules set out in the European Union Water Directive concerning the control of water pollution and the consistency of water tariffs. There have been some successes, particularly where companies in the industrial and commercial sectors, who manage their own water supplies, have had some ...


    By Geoquip Water Solutions

  • Questions and Answers on the Directive on Maritime Spatial Planning

    Why do we need a Directive on Maritime Spatial Planning? The uncoordinated use of coastal and maritime areas creates competition for maritime space and is an inefficient use of marine resources. A lack of predictability regarding appropriate access to the maritime space has created an uncertain climate for investment. With rapidly increasing demand for maritime space for new ...

  • Case study - Spindle direct labor & utilities module

    Business Situation Employee production numbers were being manually collected by supervisors. Data was often incomplete, inaccurate, and not available until one to two days later. In addition, the process took a lot of time to collect and compile and was often challenged by employees as influenced by favoritism. Utilities were also collected manually using bills. ...


    By Dober Chemical Corp

  • Regulatory Aspects of Direct Potable Reuse in California

    Introduction California's water supplies are derived from a variety of sources, including local and imported surface water, groundwater, desalinated seawater, and recycled water. Water resources are becoming limited due to population increases, droughts, and reductions in imported water allocations. Furthermore, global climate change may exacerbate the problem in the future. Water ...

  • DFW direct bury of storm sewer case study

    Airport Solutions North Texas Contracting has placed the first HOBAS pipe at DFW International Airport in the Dallas/Fort Worth mid-cities. That first installation was a repair to an 84-inch corrugated steel culvert that had failed and created a sink hole approximately 30 feet deep and almost 20 feet in diameter after a series of heavy rains in 2007. North Texas Contracting of Keller, Texas ...


    By Hobas Pipe USA

  • Compost in the mix for storm water management

    Bioretention areas, also known as rain gardens, are increasingly being used to capture and treat storm water runoff from impervious surfaces such as roofs, sidewalks and parking lots. These landscaped areas often feature native plants installed in an engineered soil mixture that includes compost. “Bioretention areas or rain gardens are an attractive storm water Best Management Practice (BMP) ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Integrated modeling on water resource management

    World is facing a water crisis and increasing in recent years. It is necessary to understand the water system from source to sink and about 10% of total annual runoff is being used. Agriculture is found largest direct user of water. Asia is consuming about 23%, highest percentage of available water resources. Various steps for efficient water resources management are discussed. Decision support ...


  • The EU Floods Directive trickling down: tracing the ideas of integrated and participatory flood risk management in Sweden

    This study examines how the EU Floods Directive – an extensive and innovative legislative instrument for integrated and participatory flood risk planning in all EU member states – influences local flood risk management in one member state, Sweden. The study identifies that: many municipalities have received new knowledge; cross-sectoral organisational structures for water and flood risk issues ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Egypt: Financing local water management

    The Nile provides Egypt with 90% of its direct water needs and 97% of its agricultural irrigation requirements. The near monopoly the Nile has on Egypt’s waters has, throughout history, shed a level of centralization on its water management. The Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation (MWRI) is the main responsible body for managing the distribution and drainage of water, the protection ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Implementing the EU Water Framework Directive in Hungary: a pilot project in the Upper-Tisza region

    As a new member of the European Union, Hungary is obliged to adopt the Water Framewok Directive and develop river basin management plans at various levels. To prepare the planning process, a pilot project was conducted, with a focus on the Upper Tisza region, in which the involvement of a multidisciplinary expert group was combined with the participation of local stakeholders. Tools of public ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Implementation of the European Water Framework Directive: procedures and a simple model for the identification of the most cost-effective measures in eutrophicated catchments

    According to the European Water Framework Directive (WFD), cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA) should be used for measuring the cost and the environmental effectiveness of a measure in water quality management. The purpose of this paper is to argue that, beyond the calculation of the cost efficiency of the measures, additional information related to the cost and the environmental characteristics is ...


    By IWA Publishing

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