Links

Here are some links to websites and literature you may find useful. Please note that we are not responsible for content of third party websites.

EU & WORLDWIDE USER & PRESSURE GROUPS

The European Boating Association – The EBA ‘aims to ensure boat users are informed and consulted about EU legislation and to make their views known to relevant European Institutions’ www.eba.eu.com

Water-Ways.net A very detailed and useful site ‘the most comprehensive platform for inland waterways tourism’ www.water-ways.net

World Canals  – Information about Inland waterways worldwide www.worldcanals.com

Inland Waterways International – The website for ‘organisations who support the conservation, use, development and proper management of inland waterways worldwide’www.inlandwaterwaysinternational.org

INE (Inland Navigation Europe) – the European platform of national & regional waterway managers and promotion bureaux promoting freight traffic on Europe’s Inland Waterways www.inlandnavigation.org

Voies d’eau Vivantes – ‘Living Waterways of Europe’ The VEV network groups regions from France, United Kingdom, Sweden, Belgium, Italy to cooperate on canals in Europe. http://www.worldcanals.com/vev/

The Inland Waterways Association (IWA) is as a registered charity in the UK to campaign for the conservation, use, maintenance, restoration and sensitive development of British canals and river navigations. http://www.waterways.org.uk/ 

EU POLICY & LEGISLATION

EU Cohesion Policy 2007 – 2013 http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/atlas2007/index_en.htm

EU Structural Funds Regulations 2007 – 2013 http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/sources/docoffic/official/regulation/newregl0713_en.htm

EU water policy information. Environmental Commission, DG ENV www.ec.europa.eu/environment/water/water-framework

EC Legislation - Official versions http://eurlex.eu   For a summary see; http://europa.eu/legislation_summaries/environment/water_protection_management/index_en.htm

To see a list of relevant Water and Inland Waterways related legislation. Click here EU Legislation

OTHER WATER & WATERWAY RELATED PROJECTS

Water Bodies in Europe: Integrated Systems to assess ecological status and Recovery (WISER): http://www.wiser.eu 

Waterways for Growth ‘The sustainable development of inland waterways around the North Sea’ www.waterwaysforgrowth.eu 

Canal Link ‘New opportunities for Inland Waterways across the North Sea’ www.canal-link.com

Crosscut ‘Sustainable development of Inland Waterways’ www.crosscut-nwe.eu

Blue Links / liens bleus d’Europe www.bluelinks2008.org

Voies Navigables d’Europe (VNE) – the predecessor to Waterways Forward, looking at sustainable management of Inland Waterways http://www.vne-waterways.eu/

Landscape Interface Studio. Is the Organisation linked to Kingston University that are working with us to develop the Final Exhibition and other outputs from Waterways Forward. Click below for examples of their work & links with our project work.

http://www.youtube.com/user/KingstonEcobuild#p/u/19/NVvb-mSCkwA

http://research.kingston.ac.uk/ecobuild/

EU NETWORKS

Eionet – EEA’s key network — 08 Aug 2006. Eionet is a collaborative network of the European Environment Agency and its Member Countries, connecting National Focal Points in the EU and accession countries, European Topic Centres, National Reference Centres, and Main Component Elements. These organisations jointly provide the information that is used for making decisions for improving the state of environment in Europe and making EU policies more effective.

Network of the Heads of Environment Protection Agencies — 09 Jan 2008. The EPA Network is an informal grouping bringing together the directors of environment protection agencies and similar bodies across Europe. The network exchanges views and experiences on issues of common interest to organisations involved in the practical day-to-day implementation of environmental policy.

Shared Environmental Information System SEIS — 30 Apr 2008. Experiences of forest fires, floods and droughts show how much timely environmental information can make a difference during an emergency. Tackling today’s environmental challenges such as adapting to climate change, managing ecosystems and natural resources in a sustainable manner, protecting biodiversity, preventing and managing environmental crises such as floods, forest fires, and water scarcity depend on the assessment of data from a variety of sectors and sources.

EC-CHM – European Community Biodiversity Clearing-House Mechanism — 08 Aug 2006. The objective of this Biodiversity CHM network site is to promote technical cooperation and technology transfer within the European Union and its Member States, within the Pan European Region and the rest of the world.

Knowledge sharing and development – EnviroWindows — 08 Aug 2006. EnviroWindows provides knowledge sharing and development support by making available to the public the web technologies of the European Environment Agency (EEA) for: Interest Groups and Portals. A number of tools are offered under these two general infrastructures to facilitate collaboration on common projects, organise partnership activities, and connect geographically distributed users working on research, policymaking, and eco-innovation.

ECOinformatics — 30 Aug 2006. The cooperation on ECOinformatics has been established to exchange information and carry out common projects in the area of environmental information.

Eionet – EEA’s key network — 08 Aug 2006. Eionet is a collaborative network of the European Environment Agency and its Member Countries, connecting National Focal Points in the EU and accession countries, European Topic Centres, National Reference Centres, and Main Component Elements. These organisations jointly provide the information that is used for making decisions for improving the state of environment in Europe and making EU policies more effective.

 

Network of the Heads of Environment Protection Agencies — 09 Jan 2008. The EPA Network is an informal grouping bringing together the directors of environment protection agencies and similar bodies across Europe. The network exchanges views and experiences on issues of common interest to organisations involved in the practical day-to-day implementation of environmental policy.

 

Shared Environmental Information System SEIS — 30 Apr 2008. Experiences of forest fires, floods and droughts show how much timely environmental information can make a difference during an emergency. Tackling today’s environmental challenges such as adapting to climate change, managing ecosystems and natural resources in a sustainable manner, protecting biodiversity, preventing and managing environmental crises such as floods, forest fires, and water scarcity depend on the assessment of data from a variety of sectors and sources.

 

EC-CHM – European Community Biodiversity Clearing-House Mechanism — 08 Aug 2006. The objective of this Biodiversity CHM network site is to promote technical cooperation and technology transfer within the European Union and its Member States, within the Pan European Region and the rest of the world.

 

Knowledge sharing and development – EnviroWindows — 08 Aug 2006. EnviroWindows provides knowledge sharing and development support by making available to the public the web technologies of the European Environment Agency (EEA) for: Interest Groups and Portals. A number of tools are offered under these two general infrastructures to facilitate collaboration on common projects, organise partnership activities, and connect geographically distributed users working on research, policymaking, and eco-innovation.

 

ECOinformatics — 30 Aug 2006. The cooperation on ECOinformatics has been established to exchange information and carry out common projects in the area of environmental information.

 

USEFUL LITERATURE

Barriera A, Kallis G, The EU Water Framework Directive and Public Participation in Transboundary River Basin Management  http://www.google.com/books?hl=hu&lr=&id=l3zUBGPyCUQC&oi=fnd&pg=PA92&dq=Handbook+on+Implementation+of+EU+water+legislation&ots=J5bl8gKcyK&sig=3Rusfh9UlDe2U6qP2eESo3INo7I#v=onepage&q&f=false)

Ed. Regional Environmental Center, Umweldsbundsamt, Handbook on implementation of EC legislation containing an overview of EU water management legislation http://ec.europa.eu/environment/enlarg/handbook/intro.pdf

Timothy Moss, Solving Problems of Fit at the Expense of Problems of ’Interplay’? The Spatial Reorganisation of Water Management Following the EU Water Framework Directive  http://www.irs-net.de/forschung/forschungsabteilung-2/intermediaries/workpaper3.pdf

EU and Water management Institutions  www.google.com/books?hl=hu&lr=&id=Q__Qz31RZkAC&oi=fnd&pg=PA85&dq=EU+water+management+institutions&ots=zB7u5eCOwn&sig=UzOk7blTnG19ZBAx6AEiy_U0NT0#v=onepage&q=EU%20water%20management%20institutions&f=false

Ed. Timmerman J.G, Langaas S, Environmental Information in European Transboundary Water Management  http://www.google.com/books?hl=hu&lr=&id=l3zUBGPyCUQC&oi=fnd&pg=PA92&dq=Handbook+on+Implementation+of+EU+water+legislation&ots=J5bl8gKcyK&sig=3Rusfh9UlDe2U6qP2eESo3INo7I#v=onepage&q&f=false

Berger H, Plackner F, Sumna J, Michniakova B, Waste management for inland Navigation on the DAnube (WANDA):A cross border approach to the management of oily and greasy ship wastes http://www.wandaproject.eu/fileadmin/content/News/EIWNMay2010/ArticleEIWINConference_20100528.pdf

Miscellaneous (for WF partner links)

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All logos on one sheet – from WF-DEMO_TOOLBOX (Word version)

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