Updated guidance on implementing the geographical information system (GIS) elements of the EU water policy
European Commission. Directorate-General for the Environment
PublisherLuxembourg : Publications Office of the European Union
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This document aims at guiding experts and stakeholders in the implementation of the Water Framework Directive (WFD) (2000/60/EC) and focuses on the GIS elements which will contribute to the development and understanding of all EU water-related GIS reporting requirements under all water directives, including the river basin management plans as required under Article 13 of the WFD by March 2010 and the revision of reporting arrangements for other water policy areas. The original GIS guidance (Guidance document No 9) required updating because of the many changes brought about by the development of the WISE (Water Information System for Europe), the practical experience gained from the first 4–5 years of the implementation of the WFD, the technical evolution and the need to adapt to new requirements of SEIS (Shared Environmental Informational System) and INSPIRE (Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community).
Citation“2009. Updated guidance on implementing the geographical information system (GIS) elements of the EU water policy. Luxembourg : Publications Office of the European Union.”
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