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Workshop on reporting obligations in the water acquis communautaire – Draft River Basin Management Plan & Water Information System for Europe (WISE). Institutional aspects & cooperation of WFD implementation in Austria. Edith Hödl-Kreuzbauer Harald Marent. Levels of governance

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Workshop on reporting obligations in the

water acquis communautaire –

Draft River Basin Management Plan & Water Information System for Europe (WISE)

institutional aspects cooperation of wfd implementation in austria

Institutional aspects & cooperation of WFD implementation in Austria

Edith Hödl-Kreuzbauer

Harald Marent

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Levels of governance

Legislation and division of tasks

Water on Ministerial level & other institutions involved

Cooperation – contact point

Reporting on water – timetable

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Levels of governance

Austrian Government(Ministers - Ministries)

9 Federal States (State Governor)

around 100 Regional Governments (Head of Regional Government)

2.360 Municipalities(Majors)

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(2) Legislation and division of tasks

“Austrian Constitution (B-VG 1930)”: Water Law in Article 10: Legislation and Implementation – Austrian Federal Government

Water Act (1959)

Implementation and Controlling/Monitoring: mostly through the Federal States

Data Collection: Cooperation between Austrian Government and Federal States

Reporting: Austrian Government in Cooperation with the Federal States (e.g. WFD, UWWTD, Fish-Directive)

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(3) Water Policy on Ministerial Level

Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management (e.g. Water Framework Directive, Nitrates Directive, UWWTD, Floods Directive)

Health, Family and Youth (Bathing Waters, Drinking Waters, Mineral (filled) Waters)

Science and Research (Research Funding)

Transport, Innovation and Technology (TREN – Danube)

Economics and Labour (Energy – Hydropower)

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(3) Water policy on ministerial level –

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management

Division VII 1 – National Water Management

Division VII 2 – International Water Management(Interface to the International Institutions – e.g. EC, International Water Commissions, Transboundary Water Commissions)

Division VII 3 – Water Balance (Water Quantity)

Division VII 4 – Technical Principles of Water Management (Expert Judgement, Reservoirs)

Division VII 5 – Flood Control Management (Protection of People because of Floods)

Division VII 6 – Water Management in Residual Areas (Funding: Water Supply and Waste Water Treatment)

Other Divisions (e.g. GIS, Agriculture, Legal Service, etc.)

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(3) Other institutions involved in WFD implementation

Federal Agency of Water Management – BAW (subordinated Department of the Ministry)

Federal Environment Agency – Umweltbundesamt (UBA)

Federal States Administration (different divisions)

External consultants

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(4) Cooperation – Contact point

Austrian Federal Ministry and Federal States Administration (different divisions) – Co-operation through “Contact Point” (“Verbindungsstelle der Bundesländer”)

for important Directives (e.g. Nitrates, UWWTD, WFD): one person representing the Federal States is present in Committee-Meetings (1 technical expert Ministry, 1 legal advisor Ministry & 1 member from the Federal States)

Result: Federal States can follow closely the activities of the Ministry in Brussels – developing trustfulness

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Austria

Reporting Directive 91/692/EEC

3 Year Reporting-Cycle

“Water Framework

Directive” 2000/60/EC

“Individual Reports”

Different Reporting-Cycles

“Flood Directive” 2007/60/EC

Dangerous Substances Dir.

76/464/EEC and

5 “Daughter Directives”

Urban Waste Water Treatment

Directive 91/271/EEC

Article 15 / 16 /17 – 2 Years

Report

“Intercalibration Network”

Titanium Dioxide Dir. 78/176/EEC

Shellfish Water Dir. 79/923/EEC

Nitrates Directive 91/676/EEC

4 Year Reporting Cycle

Article 3 Report

(Authorities and RBD)

Fish Water Dir. 78/659/EEC

Groundwater Dir (old) 80/68/EEC

Bathing Waters Dir. (2007/6/EC)

Yearly Reporting

Article 5 Report (First Analysis)

6 Year Reporting Cycle

Drinking Water Directives

75/440/EEC and 79/689/EEC

Info – Exchange Surface Waters

77/795/EEC -Yearly Reporting

Article 8 Report

(Monitoring Programs)

Drinking Water Dir. - Quality

98/83/EC

IPPC – Directive 96/61/EC

3 Year Reporting Cycle

River Basin Management

Report - 6 Year Reporting Cycle

Health, Family

and Youth

Agriculture, Forestry, Environment

and Water Management