The overall aim of the present study is to identify how best to achieve sustainable growth through the protection of water resources. To address this question, the study will:
– Perform an initial screening of the current EU policy implementation (gaps) and its relevance as key driver to employment and economic growth. This initial screening will be performed for 16 EU Member States.
– To carry out detailed assessments of the investments that would be required to comply with EU water legislation and of their employment and economic growth potential. These detailed assessments will be performed for 6 well chosen MS.