WFD Navigation Task Group Participation in CIS Activities

 

The WFD is being implemented in a series of stages.  Whilst Member States are ultimately responsible for implementing the WFD and ensuring that water bodies achieve good status, it is a ‘framework’ Directive.  As such, there has necessarily been a great deal of work to be completed to ensure consistent interpretation of some of its provisions and to help address the sometimes significant technical challenges it raises in a coordinated way.  This work is being led by the European Commission through the WFD ‘Common Implementation Strategy’ (CIS) process.

 

The WFD Navigation Task Group has coordinated the sector’s participation in the CIS process, including preparing discussion documents and responses to various consultations.  Navigation representation on the Strategic Coordination Group and various CIS Working or Drafting Groups is summarised on the following table:

 

 

WFD Common Implementation Strategy: Group or Activity

Navigation sector representative(s).  To contact a particular representative, please enquire at wfd@pianc.org

Strategic Coordination Group

 

Jan Brooke as Task Group Chair – active participation

Central Dredging Association (CEDA) and European Boating Industry

CCNR is also represented

Ecological Status (ECOSTAT) Working Group

2013-2015 Work Programme

Jan Brooke for PIANC and the WFD Navigation Task Group – participation in relevant activities

Chemicals Working Group

2013-2015 Work Programme

Erik Mink/Albert Willemsen for ICOMIA and the WFD Task Group – active participation

Programmes of Measures Working Group

2013-2015 Work Programme

Jan Brooke for PIANC and the WFD Task Group – active participation

E-flows Working Group

2013-2015 Work Programme

Jan Brooke for PIANC and the WFD Task Group – Corresponding Member

Environmental Objectives Drafting Group, including the following:

 

-   Guidance document on exemptions to the environmental objectives

 

WORK NOW COMPLETE

 

Jan Brooke for PIANC and the WFD Navigation Task Group

Chemical Aspects Working Group E and sub-groups, see for example:

 

-   Chemical monitoring of sediment and biota

-   Technical guidance for deriving environmental quality standards

 

Ongoing work now under 2013-2015 Work Programme: see above.

 

Erik Mink/Albert Willemsen for ICOMIA – active participation

SedNet is involved but with a wider remit than only navigation

CIS Climate Change Expert Group, see, for example:

 

-   River Basin Management in a changing climate

 

WORK NOW COMPLETE

 

Jan Brooke for PIANC and the WFD Navigation Task Group

Karin de Schepper for INE

Mirna Cieniewicz for European Boating Industry

Maja Fickert for PIANC

Resi Hacksteiner for EBU

Hydromorphology Strategic Steering Group (see publications)

 

WORK NOW COMPLETE

Jan Brooke for PIANC and the WFD Navigation Task Group

Jörg Rusche/Resi Hacksteiner for EBU

CCNR is also represented (by Gernot Pauli)

 

 

EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive

 

A similar process to the Common Implementation Strategy operates for the implementation of the 2008 EU Marine Strategy Directive (MSFD). As there are important overlaps between this Marine Directive and the WFD in coastal water bodies, Jan Brooke participates on behalf of PIANC and the WFD Navigation Task Group in the MSFD Strategic Coordination Group and in the CEDA-led Marine Strategy Navigation Group.

 

 

 

Go to:

Introduction to WFD

Papers and Conferences

Other useful links

Members Area