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|The module aims at providing information primarily on Water Framework Directive (WFD) and its relative aspects within the Water EU Legislation Framework. It includes two self-study components providing knowledge on the WFD (2000/60/EC ) and the related daughters and sisters directives. Its purpose is to spread the awareness of the EU Water Legislation Framework to the interested audience, aspiring to inspire public to be educated in this aspect, as the legislation touches important part of their life.
|The module consists of one introductory summary and two training components: The 1st training component gives an outlook of the Water EU Legislation, introducing the subject by addressing the importance of the water, European Union’s role, and human pressures on the quality of our waters and impacts on the environment. The Introduction to the subject is followed by the WFD (2000/60/EC) itself. Moreover, additional information is provided on current EU programmes and initiatives supporting/complementing the Water Legislation (i.e. Water Scarcity & Droughts in the European Union, Blueprint to safeguard Europe's Waters, and on adapting the management of Water and Environmental Resources in response to Global Change). The 2nd training component provides information on the WFD daughters directives (Groundwater Directive, Environmental Quality Standards Directive), sister directives (Marine Strategy Framework Directive, Floods Directive) and other directives provided in the WFD implementation (Urban Wastewater Directive, Nitrates Directive, Bathing Water Directive, Drinking Water Directive).
|Component 1: Water Framework Directive
The importance of water, European Union’s role, Human pressures on the quality of our waters and impacts on the environment,
Water Framework Directive 2000/60/EC,
and Other (Water Scarcity & Droughts in the European Union, A Blueprint to safeguard Europe's Waters, Adapting the management of Water and Environmental Resources in response to Global Change)
DAUGHTER DIRECTIVES (Groundwater Directive, Environmental Quality Standards Directive)
„SISTER“ DIRECTIVES (Marine Strategy Framework Directive, Floods Directive)
OTHER WATER DIRECTIVES under the implementation (Urban Wastewater Directive, Nitrates Directive, Bathing Water Directive, Drinking Water Directive)
|The participant shall understand1) the presented subject and is encouraged to self educate himself/herself in EU Water Legislation aspects.
The participant should be able to remember2) few key words to be used in searching for additional information on the learned subject.1) Understanding: Constructing meaning from oral, written, and graphic messages through interpreting, exemplifying, classifying, summarizing, inferring, comparing, and explaining. 2) Remembering: Retrieving, recognizing, and recalling relevant knowledge from long-term memory.
|General public interested to gain information on EU legislation in the water domain;
|Component 1: NA; Component 2: Component 1;
|PDF, Internet Links