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Event The CIS Working Group on Water Accounts, Brussels, 04 April 2014

 

EUROPEAN COMMISSION

DIRECTORATE-GENERAL

ENVIRONMENT

Directorate C - Quality of Life, Water & Air

ENV.C.1 - Water

 

CIS Working Group on Water Accounts - 1st Meeting 4. April '14, 9.30 – 17.30
DRAFT AGENDA 

Location:
Maison des Associations Internationales – MAI (www.mai.be)

Rue Washington 40, 1050 Bruxelles

Indicative timing

Agenda item

Objective

Presentations

Focus of discussion

Aimed output

9:30-10:00

1. Opening

Mandate of the WG

Tour de Table

COM and Co-chairs

 

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Clarifying expectations and getting to know each other

10:00 -13:00

2. Why are water balances needed in the EU

Bring WG members up to speed on what has taken place so far on water quantity and what should be the next steps

COM:

Better integration of water quantity in the WFD implementation:

From Water scarcity & droughts Communication to the Blueprint (30)

Define and agree how the group can further advance quantity integration into WFD implementation

Proposed scope of the groups work:

  1. water balances not economic  accounts
  2. supporting development of water balances at RB level
  3. involvement in development of Pan-European water balances

 

Agreement on the scope of work

 

EEA:

Pan-European work on Water Accounts (30)

Benefits of developing Water balances at RB level – feed-back from the Grants Financed by COM (30)

Discussion

13:00 -14:00

Lunch

14:00-16:00

3. Towards a guidance document on water balances

Agree on a way forward

COM Consultant:

  1. 1.      The guidance document objectives, target, draft structure and process

MS:

  1. 2.      Best practices to be promoted in the guidance document

 

Scope, objectives, structure and process for development of Guidance document

Agreed way forward for Guidance development

16:00-17:00

4. Water balances and reporting

 

To discuss the proposal for improved reporting on water quantity and how water balance can help fulfil reporting obligations

COM/EEA:

Reporting proposal for Water quantity and links to SoE reporting

Opportunities and difficulties with proposed reporting, way forward.

Feed-back to WG DIS on water quantity reporting

17:00-17:30

5. Conclusions and next steps

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Contact information Henriette FAERGEMANN (email: Henriette.Faergemann@ec.europa.eu)
Event type Seminar
File link n/a
File link copy Draft Agenda WG Water Accounts 4 April.doc (DOC, 70 Kb)
Source CIRCA
Subject(s) AGRICULTURE , ENERGY , FINANCE-ECONOMY , HYDRAULICS - HYDROLOGY , INDUSTRY , INFORMATION - COMPUTER SCIENCES , MEASUREMENTS AND INSTRUMENTATION , METHTODOLOGY - STATISTICS - DECISION AID , NATURAL MEDIUM , POLICY-WATER POLICY AND WATER MANAGEMENT , PREVENTION AND NUISANCES POLLUTION , RISKS AND CLIMATOLOGY , TOOL TERMS , TOURISM - SPORT - HOBBIES , WATER DEMAND , WATER QUALITY
Relation http://www.emwis.org/initiatives/pawa
Geographical coverage Belgium,
Address Maison des Associations Internationales – MAI (www.mai.be) Rue Washington 40, 1050 Bruxelles
Organizer EUROPEAN COMMISSION DIRECTORATE-GENERAL ENVIRONMENT Directorate C - Quality of Life, Water & Air ENV.C.1 - Water
Target audience Euro
Duration 9.30 – 17.30
Period 04/04/2014
Status Confirmed
Working language(s) ENGLISH
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