Links between WFD and Natura 2000


A new report, prepared by DG Environment, has recently been published addressing the issue of links between the Water Framework Directive (WFD 2000/60/EC) and Nature Directives (Birds Directive 2009/147/EC and Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC).

This paper compiles some frequently asked questions raised by implementing authorities and stakeholders and provides detailed answers related to the implementation of WFD in Natura 2000 sites.


The document could be downloade from the publication page 

Draft water resources planning guideline


The Environment Agency (UK) is carrying out the following consultion:

Water companies are required by law to prepare and revise their 25 year water resources management plans every five years. Since the last round of plans were completed, they have worked with the English and Welsh Governments, Ofwat and the water industry to review and improve the guideline that companies must follow in preparing their plans.  Companies will be required to follow the guideline when producing their new plans in 2014.


Restoring urban brooks - a new guide on the restoration of brooks in urban areas


Finnish Environment Institute has published a new guide "Restoring urban brooks". Targetted at planners and decision makers in the field of land use planning, environmental assessment, green areas and construction the guide offers a versatile information package on the restoration of small water bodies in densely populated areas.


(in Finnish with English and Swedish abstracts)


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