Politics & Laws

River Basin Management Is Thriving

In this increasingly important area, Europe has taken the lead with its Water Framework Directive. In Austria, a recent project along the Traun river has rendered new experiences

As conflicts regarding the use of this natural resource are increasing globally, so is the importance of a sound watercourse management. This was most recently highlighted by the 11th International Specialised Conference on Watershed & River Basin Management, which was hosted by the International Water Association (IWA) in Budapest only few days prior to the World Water Congress in Vienna. More than one hundred experts from thirty countries had followed the invitation to take stock and exchange valuable experiences.
(Source: aqua press Int. 4/2008)

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