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2012 Blueprint to Safeguard Europe’s waters
State of play
Water Directors Meeting, Budapest, 26 May 2011
2012 Blueprint to safeguard EU Waters:
Report
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River Basin
River Basin
Basin
River
Management
Management
Plans
Management
Plans
Plans
Outlook
of
sustainability
Review
Review
Review
and
Water Scarcity
Water
Scarcity
Water
Scarcityvulnerability of
& Droughts
&
Droughts
Strategy
&Strategy
Droughts
Strategy
EU water
resources
Climate
Change
Climate Change
Vulnerability
Vulnerability
&
&Adaptation
Adaptation
Policy
Options
Land-use
« Fitness
Check»
EU water
policy
instruments
Ressource
efficiency
Economic
Instruments
Governance
Knowledge Base
Nov 2012
Blueprint
To
Safeguard
EU Waters
Outlook of sustainability and vulnerability
of EU water resources
Scenarios
(e.g.
ClimWatAdapt)
Driving Forces
Responses
Pressures
State
EEA 2012 State
of Water
Assessment
Impacts
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five Water thematic assessments (20-40 pages)
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synthesis/integrated report - following SOER synthesis
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Baseline – overview of current status and pressures affecting Europe’s
water
Thematic assessments
EEA 2012 State of Water Assessment
- following SOER 2010
 Coastal and transitional waters
 Hydromorphology pressures;
 Inland surface waters – ecological
status & pressures;
 Water resource efficiency and water
economics;
 Water and vulnerability (water
scarcity and droughts, floods;)
Synthesis
The hydrological cycle does not
respect States' borders
The EU Response: The Blueprint to
Safeguard Europe’s Water
 Goal: To ensure good quality water in sufficient
quantities for all legitimate uses
 Time horizon: 2020 as the EU 2020 Strategy
 The Water Milestone on the Resource Efficiency
Roadmap
 The analysis underpinning the Blueprint goes up
to 2050
3 types of action
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Implementation
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Integration
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Completion
Better Implementation
 The assessment of the River Basin Management
Plans delivered by the Member States, which is
legally required under the Water Framework
Directive
 The Fitness Check of EU water policy
Better integration
In particular:
 Agriculture
 Transport
 Energy
 Regional and cohesion policy, research
Completion
 The review of the EU policy on Water Scarcity and
Drought
 The assessment of the vulnerability of water
resources to climate change and other man made
pressures
Fitness Check
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Support contract (Deloitte/IEEP) was launched in Juanuary 2011
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Stakeholder interviews, litterature review, web survey.
1st Fitness Check stakeholder workshop
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83 participants:
 Member states (18 Member States represented)
 Stakeholders
 European Commission / EEA / Deloitte/IEEP
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Presentation draft findings Deloitte/IEEP scoping report
 Litterature review, interviews, web-survey
Additional comments have been submitted by SCG members until 23 May
Final report to be available end-June 2011
A starting point:
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Help scoping the issues to be analysed in more detail in the 2nd semester 2011
Next Steps:
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Stakeholder and Public Consultation September-November 2011
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2nd Stakeholder Workshop December 2011
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Fitness Check Report: Spring 2012
Policy Options
 7 key areas. Policy options to be selected on the
basis of the IA and presented in the Blueprint.
 Land Use
 Economic Incentives
 Water use targets
 Governance
 Knowledge Base
 Innovation
 Global Dimension
Develop a positive role for land-use
 Land Use change is one of the main drivers of the degradation of
water resources and vulnerability to extreme events.
 Identify and analyse natural water retention measures that could
be widely implemented at EU level
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Reforestation, soil management, sustainable urban drainage systems,
floodplain restoration, etc
 Define the policy instruments that can accelerate the
implementation of those measures.
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Guidelines for RBMP
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Integration into territorial management instruments (CAP, Cohesion
Policy, local planning)
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Payment for Ecosystem Services
Economic incentives for a more efficient
water resources management
 Develop a consistent approach for the internalisation of
costs from water use and water pollution.
 The options to be developed include:
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More concrete criteria for pricing, taxation, removal of harmful
subsidies, etc.
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Setup of water allocation schemes (including tradable permits) in
water scarce areas.
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Payment for ecosystem services
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Certification schemes
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Water efficiency in buildings and distribution networks
Water efficiency targets and measures
to protect water resources
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Starting point: ClimWatAdapt project
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Indicators of the water gap in Europe in 2020 or 2050, combining climate
change and socio-economic scenarios
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Link with Water and Ecosystem accounts, currently developed by the EEA
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The Blueprint will provide indicative water efficiency targets
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at EU level taking into account the great variety of situations across
economic sectors and geographic areas.
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Sensitivity analysis: physical/virtual water transfers
Policy Options:
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Development of targets for water efficiency (and quality improvement) in
the MS at sectoral and river basin level
Governance
 The key conclusions of the Fitness Check (FC) will be taken up in
the Blueprint
 The FC will also provide a set of specific objectives for improving
the governance system stemming from EU water policy
 On that basis, and building on the RBMPs assessments, options to
be developed will aim at:
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Supporting an administrative setup (at both national and trans-boundary
level, e.g. enhancing the role of River Basin Authorities)
 Improve the efficiency of the implementation (e.g. reporting
requirements) while providing the reactive capacity needed to face
emerging challenges (e.g. climate change adaptation)
Knowledge base for water policy making
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Stronger statistics activity on pressures on water
resources
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Increased use of satellite and land GMES
observations
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Enhanced Water Information System for Europe
(WISE) to include policy relevant indicators
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Development of a roadmap for water research
under the next Framework Programme
Innovation
Plans for an Innovation Partnership on Water
Efficiency:
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To identify barriers to innovation in water
resource management and ways to overcome
them
Global aspects
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Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) on
access to drinking water and sanitation
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Relevant outcomes of the Rio+20 Conference
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Supporting integrated water management in
developing countries
Calendar / Next steps
2011-II
2011-III
2011-IV
2012-I
2012-II
2012-III
2012-IV
Studies Water saving, pricing, footprint
Water Efficiency in Buildings
WSD Gap Analysis
ClimWatAdapt
Natural water Retention measures
Assessment RBMP – Pressures & Measures
IA Revision Groundwater Directive
Support to Impact Assessment
Modelling Use Water Resources
Water resource balances
Fitness Check
Pub. Cons.
Events
Adoption
Options
FC/ WSD
10/5
16/9
WWF6
IAB
GW
Fin
IAB
ISC
16/11