UK and the European Commission are jointly organising the 2nd workshop
on Water Management, Water Framework Directive and Hydropower on
13-14 September 2011. The workshop will be prepared by the German
Federal Environment Agency, together with a Common Implementation
Strategy (CIS) organising committee and the Ecologic Institute as
consultant. The German Federal State of Baden-Wuerttemberg will
host the workshop at its Representation to the European Union in
The workshop will be held in the context of the ad hoc activity
„Hydromorphology“ of the Common Implementation Strategy
of the Water Framework Directive.
key aim of the workshop is information exchange on the following:
Options and tools of European States in order to implement measures
for the improvement and achievement of GES or GEP:
a. Legal tools and legal requirements
b. Technical standards and requirements
2. Strategic planning tools on the catchment scale for the designation
of “appropriate”, “less appropriate” and
“not appropriate” areas for new hydropower plants.
3. Approaches for the implementation of WFD Article 4.7.
for this event include nominated representatives from the European
States, the European Commission, relevant European-level organisations
and stakeholder groups.