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Water Framework Directive and Hydropower

Water Framework Directive and Hydropower

4 June 2007 to 5 June 2007

On 4 and 5 June 2007, a workshop on the Water Framework Directive (WFD) and Hydropower was held in Berlin. Focus of the workshop was on hydropower use and the relationship to hydromorphological changes. The workshop aimed at the exchange of information and views on good practice in hydropower use, strategic priorities on the catchment level as well as instruments to promote hydropower and to improve water status.

More than 100 delegates participated in this event including nominated representatives from the EU Member States, the European Commission, relevant European-level organisations and stakeholder groups.

The Berlin workshop took place under the auspices of the German EU presidency and in the context of the Common Implementation Strategy (CIS) of the Water Framework Directive (WFD). Its results contribute to the ongoing CIS activity on "WFD and Hydromorphological Pressures", whose second phase (2007-2009) focuses on the exchange of information via workshops.

Here you can download the workshop key conclusions [pdf, 38.4 KB, English] and summary report [pdf, 131 KB, English].

Further information (programme, list of participants, presentations) can be found on the workshop's Website.

Ecologic Institute supported the DE/UK/AT and EC co-organisers in the conceptual preparation and organisation of the WFD & Hydropower workshop in Berlin.

The Scottish Government, United Kingdom
European Commission, Directorate-General Environment (DG Environment)
Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management (BMLFUW), Austria
Fritz Holzwarth (German Water Director, BMU)
Marieke van Nood (European Commissio, DG Environment)
4 June 2007 to 5 June 2007
Berlin, Germany
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Water, Water Framework Directive, Hydropower, Hydromorphology, Workshop, Europe