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Support for the Implementation of the Water Framework Directive

February 2006 to February 2007

The implementation of the Water Framework Directive (WFD) poses enormous challenges to the Member States as well as to the European Commission. As part of a pan-European consortium, Ecologic supports the European Commission in the implementation of the Directive. The main objective is to provide independent, impartial and punctual advice on scientific, socio-economic and technical issues related to the WFD.

The WFD entered into force in December 2002. For the implementation of the Directive to be successful and effective, a common understanding and approach across political bordersRead more

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WFD and Agriculture – Participation to the ICPDR Workshop in Malinska

April 2006

On behalf of the European Commission, DG Environment, Ecologic Fellow Thomas Dworak participated in a workshop on the WFD and Agriculture and gave a presentation on EU agricultural policies and water management. The workshop was held in Malinska, Croatia on 25-26 April 2006 and organised by the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR) together with the UNDP-GEF Danube Regional Project.

The agricultural sector is one of the key polluters of the Danube River Basin (DRB). To successfully achieve the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD) objectives by 2015,Read more

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WFD and Agriculture – Final synthesis 2005-06 of the SSG activity

April 2006 to December 2006
Under its mandate for 2005-06, the Strategic Steering Group (SSG) on WFD and Agriculture has initiated numerous activities including five issues reports and two important conferences hosted under the UK and Austrian presidency, respectively. Due to the huge amount of information and debates produced by these activities, a synthesis of the SSG activities during the duration of this mandate was identified to be necessary. The European Commission, DG Environment commissioned Ecologic to prepare this synthesis document. Read more
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WFD and Agriculture – Analysis of the pressures and impacts

April 2006 to October 2006

Under the mandate of the Common Implementation Strategy (CIS) of the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD), Ecologic and the Warsaw Agricultural University (WAU) have been commissioned to update the working document “WFD and Agriculture - Analysis of the Pressures and Impacts”. The initial report has been prepared in the frame of the DG RTD project “Common Agricultural Policy meets Water Framework Directive – Opportunities for the future” and presented at the UK Presidency conference on WFD and agriculture in September 2005.

Diffuse pollution fromRead more

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Water Framework Directive and Agricultural Linkages at the EU Level: State of Play

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25 April 2006
Malinska
Croatia

On behalf of the European Commission, DG Environment, Ecologic Fellow Thomas Dworak participated in a workshop on the WFD and Agriculture and gave a presentation on EU agricultural policies and water management. The workshop was held in Malinska, Croatia on 25-26 April 2006 and organised by the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR) together with the UNDP-GEF Danube Regional Project.

The presentation of Thomas Dworak is available for download [pdf, 467Read more

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Common Agricultural Policy and Water Framework Directive

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24 March 2006
Berlin
Germany

Based on an initiative of the Grüne Liga e.V. a seminar with the title: On the way towards the "Good status"- Critical aspects of the WFD was held on 24 March 2006. Rainer Müssner from Ecologic gave a presentation about the Common Agricultural Policy of the EU and the Water Framework Directive. The main focus of Müssner's presentation was the linkages between these policy areas and options to create synergies.Read more

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Cross Compliance: Costs, Benefits and Competition Effects

May 2005 to October 2007

One of the key elements of the latest 2003 reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is compulsory compliance with environmental, food safety, animal welfare, and animal and plant health standards. Additionally it is required that farmers maintain their farmland in good agricultural and environmental condition as a condition for receiving direct payments. The project will focus on the investigation of the value-added resulting from introducing cross-compliance as a tool to improve compliance with existing standards; and the investigation of the cost implications and competitionRead more

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Water Framework Directive Meets Common Agricultural Policy - Opportunities for the future (CAP & WFD)

April 2005 to June 2006
The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and the Water Framework Directive (WFD) are two of the most influential European policies in the area of environmental issues. Within this sixth Framework Programme (FP6) project, Ecologic and the Warsaw Agricultural University (WAU) are analysing the legal and organisational interlinkages between both policies in order to elaborate future synergies while implementing, planning, financing and controlling the various requirements of the WFD and the CAP.Read more

EU: CAP and Enlargement – an Opportunity for Nature and Environment?

On 19-21 February, 2003 the international conference entitled "EU: CAP and Enlargement - An Opportunity for Environment and Nature?" took place in Potsdam, Germany. The primary goal of the conference was to analyse and discuss the complex interactions between EU enlargement, the Common Agricultural Policy and the related impacts on nature and environment. In October 2003 conference proceedings have been published in the series BfN-Skripten of the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation.



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EU-Enlargement: Impact of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) on Environment and Nature Conservation

The forthcoming enlargement of the European Union poses a major political, economic and ecological challenge for the EU, the Member States and the Candidate Countries. One of the last and most difficult chapters to be discussed in the accession negotiations is the agricultural chapter of the aquis communautaire. The presentations and additional background information of the international workshop entitled "EU Enlargement: Impact of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) on Environment and Nature" that took place on 4-5 September 2001 in Bonn have been published in the BfN-SkriptenRead more

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