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Published on December 30, 2007

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Implementing the Water Framework Directive at an Environmental and Water Directorate, Hungary:  Implementing the Water Framework Directive at an Environmental and Water Directorate, Hungary László Kóthay director Trans-Tisza Region Environmental and Water Directorate www.tikovizig.hu Slide2:  Statements of the Water Framework Directive Water is not a commercial product like any other but, rather, a heritage which must be protected, defended and treated as such. The purpose of this Directive is to establish a framework for the protection of inland surface waters, transitional waters, coastal waters and groundwater. Our mission is in the scope of the WFD To prevent the deterioration of aquatic ecosystems Long-term protection of available water resources Enhanced protection of the aquatic environment To ensure the progressive reduction of pollution of surface- and groundwater To achieve the „good water status” until 2015 Aims and requirements:  Aims and requirements To reach „good water status” Water quality protection should be more coordinated with water resources management The unit of the water management is the river basin To make a plan for river basin management Have to observe the ongoing processes (monitoring) To apply the economic analysis in the decision making procedure of river basin management, insist on the Principle of „Polluter pays” Appearance of recovery of costs for water services To apply the Principle of subsidiarity Regulation of River-basin management:  Regulation of River-basin management To determinate the river basin districts Identification of the appropriate competent co-coordinating authorities To ensure the fulfill of the WFD requirements and to coordinate the programmes of measures Tasks to complete in the river basin areas:  Tasks to complete in the river basin areas To determinate the protected areas To identify drinking water bodies To determinate surface water bodies and groundwater bodies, and to establish the monitoring system To ensure the progressive reduction of pollution of surface- and groundwater To enhance the safety of flood-protection To identify the point and diffuse pollution sources To regulate the emission limit values To prepare the programme of measures to the period of 2000-2015 River basin management approach instead of member states’ borders Slide6:  Countries in the Danube River Basin Danube-river basin 13 countries . Hungary is situated within the drainage basin of the River Danube, in the lowest part of the Carpathian Basin:  . Hungary is situated within the drainage basin of the River Danube, in the lowest part of the Carpathian Basin Flood plains covering close to one-quarter of the country’s territory, affecting 2,5 million inhabitants in 700 settlements. Slide8:  95% of the surface water resources of the country originate abroad Normal mean flow in the major Hungarian rivers (m3/s) Slide9:  Groundwater resources are available almost everywhere Thick alluvial deposits in the major part of the country, Karst aquifers in the mountainous regions GROUNDWATER AQUIFERS Slide10:  EXTENDED USE OF GROUNDWATER Except cooling water, 2/3 of the total use is from groundwater 95 % of the drinking water is from groundwater Slide11:  Administrative setup Ministry of Environment and Water NGOs Slide12:  The organizational and institutional system needed for the fulfillment of WFD The main coordinator of the reporting is the General Directorate for Environment, Nature and Water, with the participation of Environmental and Water Directorates, the Environmental Authorities and National Park Directorates, which are coordinating there own tasks, too Slide13:  Tasks related to the characterisation of surface waters Slide14:  Tasks related to the characterisation of groundwaters Slide15:  Aquatic landscapes Slide16:  B-typology Typology for rivers Slide17:  River types Slide18:  River sections according to types Slide19:  Arrangement of streams in the point of human activities’ impact Red: heavily modified water bodies Pink: possibly heavily modified water bodies Blue: artificial water bodies Green: natural water bodies Rivers’ arrangement Slide20:  Suggestions of reference water bodies Slide21:  Hierarchical approach: geological structures hydraulic boundaries temperature flow regime Mainly suitable for quantitative analysis 3D processing with GIS Identification of groundwater bodies Slide22:  Identification of groundwater bodies Slide23:  Identification of groundwater bodies Tasks of the Water Resources Management and River Basin Development Group, which was established inside the TIKÖVIZIG::  Tasks of the Water Resources Management and River Basin Development Group, which was established inside the TIKÖVIZIG: According to WFD To estimate the status of the water bodies To determinate the sub-basins Data processing of water management Economic analysis to achieve the target status Controlling and processing the monitoring database Processing, controlling and analysing the water production and water quality database of groundwater-users Slide26:  According to the Act 2003/120 (Hungary) Preparation the programme of measures to achieve the good water status, including the protection of water resources and sustainable using Preparation of water management plans To retain the possibilities of water utilization, observation and evaluation of status, analysis the impact of human activity Reasonable use of water resources, application of legal and economic regulations (Water Resources Charge) Slide27:  Determination, marking and standardization of the groundwater bodies Assembling the sub-basin district plans Analysis of loads and effects causing hydromorphological and water chemical changes (natural, artificial, and heavily modified statuses) Integration of loads into a MS SQL database system, which are: water intakes, water inflows, inter-basin diversions, objects and activities influencing the flows and outflows According to the Act 2003/120 (HU) Present status of the execution of WFD requirements related to surface water:  Present status of the execution of WFD requirements related to surface water Deadline: 31. December 2004 Fulfillment: esurable with hard work Slide29:  Integration of VIZIR database into the recently used water management GIS system based on ArcGIS. Arrangements, maintenance tasks for achieving good water status, keeping records, designating protective areas, reporting the performance. Reshaping the recently active hydrographic monitoring system which consists 10.000 objects according to the Water Framework Directive. Organizing informative and consultative forums in river basin management plans. Jobs to do Groundwaters:  Groundwaters Public information and consultation according to WFD:  Public information and consultation according to WFD To keep consultations to the water-users To introduce a timetable and work programme for the production of the plan, at least three years before the beginning of the period to which the plan refers; To introduce the tasks and water management problems to solve at least 2 years before the beginning of the period to which the plan refers To introduce this programme-plan at least a year before To introduce the plan by the Ministry To ensure at least six months to comment in writing on those documents EURO INBO, Krakow Event:  EURO INBO, Krakow Event THANK YOU FOR YOUR KIND ATTENTION! László Kóthay

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