Last week we kicked off a new project for the European Commission (DG Environment) within the topic of environmental policy. The assignment concerns a Fitness Check (evaluation) of the various directives forming the backbone of EU Freshwater Policy, including – but not limited to – the Water Framework Directive and the Floods Directive. This evaluation will result in a synthesis of evidence that is expected to identify areas where simplifications or improvements to the legislation or implementation are needed, therefore serving as the basis for further action by the European Commission.
The assignment is conducted in collaboration with Amec Foster Wheeler (project lead), Deltares, Wageningen University & Research and Regional Environmental Center. The project is expected to be completed by July 2019. To learn more about the project, visit our project page.