Title: Water Framework Directive Information Centre 
Resource Type: web links 
Producers or distributor Foundation for Water Research 
Author / Producer Type: Agency, regulator or other governmental or inter-governmental body 
Web link for product information: http://www.euwfd.com  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->maps
 
Short description: The Water Framework Directive Information Centre has been established at the Foundation for Water Research and is a central source of information about the Water Framework Directive. It helps a wide range of interested parties understand what the Directive involves and raises awareness of how it will lead to an even cleaner and healthier water environment. The objective is to complement the activities of the key organisations, such as government and the environmental regulators, who are closely involved in the implementation of the Directive. 
Long description: The Information Centre is a central source of information about the Water Framework Directive. It helps a wide range of interested parties understand what the Directive involves and raises awareness of how it will lead to an even cleaner and healthier water environment. The objective is to complement the activities of the key organisations, such as government and the environmental regulators, which are closely involved in the implementation of the Directive. Some of the activities that the Information Centre is involved with include: ? Providing easy-to-understand explanations of the Water Framework Directive and water management issues through its website; ? Providing information at the national level to support the implementation of the Directive via its website, newsletters, leaflets and displays; ? Providing links through its website to important sources of information and advice; ? Encouraging involvement in local environmental issues associated with the Directive; ? Bringing groups together to address issues of concern; ? Providing information for schools, colleges and universities to help in understanding the challenges of water management; ? Facilitating training related to particular water management issues to support the implementation of the Directive. 
Submitted By: Dr Denise Lambkin WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 21/04/2005