EC Freshwater Policy Framework (ENV.D.1/FRA/2012/0014): Framework contract to provide services to support the development and implementation of EU freshwater policies

  • Duration2012-2016
  • Budget Total / NTUA6 bids up to now
  • Scientific Responsible


  • Funding

    DG Environment/EU

The objective of the framework contract is to provide services to the Water Unit in DG Environment in relation to the following:
1. To provide independent, impartial and punctual necessary work and advice on scientific, socio-economic and technical issues related to the issues dealt with within the Common Implementation Strategy (CIS) of the Water Framework Directive (WFD) and Floods Directive.
2. To provide technical assistance to the Commission in the assessment and compliance checking of the implementation of the EU water legislation (WFD, priority substances Directive, Groundwater Directive and Floods Directive).
3. To provide technical assistance to the Commission in assessing inter-linkages between WFD implementation and other pieces of EU water legislation and how to better ensure mutual benefits of implementation and in integration of water policy into other EU policies areas, including biodiversity, green infrastructure, Nature, soils, forests, Marine, REACH, agriculture, energy, transport, industry, regional policy and cohesion and trans-boundary and international cooperation.
4. To provide technical assistance to the Commission in the development of the Water Information System for Europe.
5. To provide technical assistance to the Commission in new policy developments and specific areas of study as a follow-up of the Blueprint, including development of indicators and targets for water efficiency, further assessment of the impacts on the water cycle of climate change, variability, land-use and socio-economic development,
assessment of costs, benefits and implementation barriers of measures managing water demand; improving water availability and restoring water ecosystems, quantification and valuation of water related ecosystem services, water accounts, life-cycle / footprint assessments, environmental flows, integrated assessment modelling, water-food-energy,nexus, etc.