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Water Framework Directive: the common implementation strategy 2013-15

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This presentation review the issues at stake with the upcoming common implementation strategy 2013-15 and discuss them from a stakeholder point of view in line with the preparation of the 2nd planning cycle.

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Water Framework Directive: the common implementation strategy 2013-15

  1. 1. T H E S U S T A I N A B L E S Y N E R G I E S G R O U P Water Framework Directive 2000/60/EC Common Implementation Strategy 2013-15 CEEP water group meeting in Brussels on July 1, 2013 Frédéric de Hemptinne The Sustainable Synergies Group fdh@sustainable-synergies.eu 01/07/2013 CEEP water group meeting 1
  2. 2. T H E S U S T A I N A B L E S Y N E R G I E S G R O U P • The CIS process started in 2001. • Multiplicity of topics  limited resources • Exceptional water directors meeting on 8 April 2013 • Needs to follow up with the 2012 Blueprint (implementation gaps, delays) • Need for enhanced coordination (Nature, CAP) • The 2nd planning cycle must deliver. • Limited need for new water legislation? The context 01/07/2013 CEEP water group meeting 2
  3. 3. T H E S U S T A I N A B L E S Y N E R G I E S G R O U P • Artificial split of topics across groups • Artificial separation of water quality and quantity, • Topics overlooked/with no natural home • Proliferation of working/expert groups with self- sustaining attitude • Loss of 'big picture' by SCG and WD • Above shortcomings mirrored in MS and Commission organisation (chicken/egg?) Issues that need to be fixed 01/07/2013 CEEP water group meeting 3
  4. 4. T H E S U S T A I N A B L E S Y N E R G I E S G R O U P • Shared analysis of outcome of CAP negotiations and needed follow up • Information exchange on funding outside CAP • Discussion on implementation of Art.5 • Exchange of experience on exemptions • Spread best practices on sustainable leakage • SPI, reporting cycles streamlining, WISE upgrading, linked up implementation with water related directives continue throughout the cycle CIS priorities for 2013 01/07/2013 CEEP water group meeting 4
  5. 5. T H E S U S T A I N A B L E S Y N E R G I E S G R O U P • Guidance Water Pricing-Cost/Benefit • Guidance Natural Water Retention Measures • Guidance Water Accounts/E Flows • Commission proposal on Revision Annexes GW Directive • Start peer review system • Priority substances watch list + Guidance on monitoring CIS priorities for 2014 01/07/2013 CEEP water group meeting 5
  6. 6. T H E S U S T A I N A B L E S Y N E R G I E S G R O U P • Guidance Target Setting (depending on modeling availability) • Guidance Water Trading • Commission proposal on Water re-use • Adoption of co-ordinated RBMPs and FRMPs. RBMPs fully address Commission recommandations on 1st cycle plans • 2nd intercalibration round to be completed by 2016 CIS priorities for 2015 01/07/2013 CEEP water group meeting 6
  7. 7. T H E S U S T A I N A B L E S Y N E R G I E S G R O U P 01/07/2013 CEEP water group meeting 7
  8. 8. T H E S U S T A I N A B L E S Y N E R G I E S G R O U P • Chairmanship and role of the Strategic Coordination Group (strategic thinking, coordination, dissemination of the CIS ) • Preparatory meetings before the SCG sessions for the SCG and WG chairmen • 3 new clusters whose structure and working rules are to be clarified • A working group on economics is reestablished (article 5 analysis, WATECO, examption). Key changes 01/07/2013 CEEP water group meeting 8
  9. 9. T H E S U S T A I N A B L E S Y N E R G I E S G R O U P • How to get involved in this new structure? • How to be more influential in the SCG? • Any possibility to join forces? • How to liaise with river basin authorities and local authorities? • Exchange of best practices / benchmarking: how do we contribute? What do we expect? • Do we need to rethink the way we work? Points for discussion 01/07/2013 CEEP water group meeting 9

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