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Czech Republic (2002-2004): Support to the implementation of the Water Framework Directive

Published May 2011

Support to the implementation of the Water Framework Directive

January 2002 - December 2004

BENEFICIARY: Ministry of the Environment, Czech Republic

FUNDING: European Commission

Background :

The twinning CZ2001/IB-EN-01 dealt with the implementation of the European Framework Directive 2000/60/EC. It was carried out by a Group of Member States (United Kingdom – group leader -, Austria and France), in which IOWater was mainly responsible for the organization of management plans at the level of a pilot river basin (Orlice Povodi), for public participation and the network for monitoring and following-up aquatic environments.


Services :

The part entrusted to IOWater dealt with:

 the drafting of a manual for the evaluation of procedures;

 training on procedures for preparing a management plan for the pilot Basin;

 training on the use of the decision-making support system;

 the development of a strategy for long-term data management;

 the development of strategies for medium-term and short-term data management;

 a strategy for dialogue with partners and the population - with a view to using it in the preparation of a management plan in the pilot Orlice basin;

 the practical implementation of this strategy.

 the economic aspects of the Framework Directive;

 an illustration: the characterization of the Orlice basin.