Water Framework Directive
Support to the Water Framework Directive Common Implementation Strategy (CIS) groups on Programmes of Measures and Ecological Flows
Client: DG Environment
This project has been awarded under the "Framework contract to provide services to support the development and implementation of EU freshwater policies". This project is providing technical support to two Working Groups established under the Common Implementation Strategy (CIS) of the Water Framework Directive (WFD), namely the Working Group on Programme of Measures (PoM) and the working group on ecological flows. Tasks for this project consist of drafting 3 guidance documents for the respective working groups, supporting meetings of the working groups and others workshops.
The three guidance documents developed under this project were: 1. ecological flows; 2. Natural Water Retention Measures (NWRM) and, 3. reducing water leakage. Milieu is leading the policy document on NWRM. The main purpose of the policy document is to explain the policy relevance of Natural Water Retention Measures (NWRM) and to stimulate the uptake of NWRM as effective tools for achieving water-related policy objectives.
Support to the working groups and other workshops is provided through the development of background documents, and the drafting of minutes and conclusions. Milieu is leading the support for WG PoM on NWRM and for the EU drafting team on the NWRM policy document.