Years of aquatic pollution across the continent made many urban waters unsafe for bathing in the 20th century. In recent decades, though, European water policies have helped guide many city water bodies back to health, and urban bathing is increasingly possible – and popular – as a result.
The project was to continue to implement the principles and practices of the Shared Environmental Information System (SEIS). We organised a series of workshops in the six countries, produced national environmental indicators, and developed three national water information systems.
The project requested by DG Environment of the European Commission and implemented by Milieu ltd. and TC Vode. The understanding of the European BWD in EU countries is analysed and best practices suggested.
This report considers three pieces of EU water legislation targeted at particular sectors: the Bathing Water Directive, the Drinking Water Directive and the Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive, and looks at common issues in the context of the Water Framework Directive.
The project is an explorative analysis of security implications of water use development in the region. An examination of general socio-economic, environmental as well as sector-specific data was made to produce relevant indicators which support assessment of present situation and future possible scenarios.