Water Industry Directives
FWC: Implementation of the Water Industry Directives
Client: DG ENV
The EU’s water policy has a history of over 30 years and has been successful in helping to protect water resources. Three of the “pioneer” Directives have been categorised as Water Industry Directives. These are the:
1. Drinking Water Directive (DWD): ensuring that water intended for human consumption can be consumed on a life-long basis;
2. Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive (UWWTD): to protect the environment from the adverse effects of urban waste, water discharges and discharges from certain industrial sectors;
3. Bathing Water Directive (BWD): to ensure clean and healthy bathing waters.
Service requests undertaken by Milieu within the contract include the development of a concept for the future of reporting under the Drinking Water Directive (December 2012 - November 2013, € 98,285).
A concept paper was proposed for a future reporting system, based on a critical analysis of the current reporting system and consultation with Member States (EU-27). Milieu has lead the consultation process and overall provided quality assurance to the critical analysis and the concept paper.
Service requests also included the development of an infringements module to the “Shared Implementation and Information Framework” (SIIF) under the Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive (January 2014 - January 2015; € 105,495).
In this project, a new information system is in the process of being developed to better handle the information received under UWWTD infringement procedures. The new information system will be a module of the “Shared Implementation and Information Framework” (SIIF), which will be further developed in parallel to this project.
Milieu’s tasks are the identification of user’s needs, legal assistance on infringement procedures, a pilot case study for Italy and overall quality assurance.