Institutional support to the implementation of the Water Framework Directive

République tchèque
Name of client/Beneficiary: 
Czech Ministry of the Environment
Start Date : 
January, 2002
Completion Date : 
December, 2004
Funding organisation: 
Union Européenne
Name of Associated partners if any: 
UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Austrian Federal Environment Agency
Description of the project: 

The second 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.

Description of services provided by IOW: 

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.