Ecologic is organising an international workshop on the “Economic
Analysis according to the EU Water Framework Directive: Present
status of Implementation” that will take place on 20 –
21 November 2003 on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for the
Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). The workshop
is intended to further the international exchange of experience
and addresses Member States and first Round Accession Countries.
Economic aspects have been assigned a key role in the implementation
process of the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD). The Economic
Analysis, which needs to be completed by the year 2004 according
to Articles 5, 9 and Annex III of the Directive, constitutes an
important contribution to an increased integration of economic considerations
into water management.
aim of this conference is to further the exchange on national approaches
for the Economic Analysis 2004 at a point in time at which improvements
and adjustments based on the approaches chosen and experiences made
in other countries are still possible. Furthermore, the workshop
addresses the issue of co-operation in international river basins
with regard to the Economic Analysis 2004.
event is addressed to representatives of the national competent
authorities for the implementation of the Economic Analysis of Member
States and Accession States and representatives of international
river basin committees. Furthermore, interested experts of German
coordination areas at River Basin level as well as representatives
of selected pilot projects are invited. Representatives of the BMU,
the Federal Environment Agency as well as the European Commission
will participate in this workshop.
languages are English and German.