Towards A Program Of Measures In The Context Of The European Water Framework Directive
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H.G. Wind, J. L. de Kok, H. van Delden & M. Verbeek
In the European Water Framework Directive  the concepts underlying the management of the EU-waters are described. Attention is paid to many aspects such as the administration, emissions, objectives and monitoring. For each river basin these topics should be condensed in a river basin plan. The contents of such a river basin plan are described in Appendix VII of the EU Water Framework Directive and contain 11 topics. One of the topics is the plan of measures. In this paper the coherence between the topics of a river basin plan and the plan of measures is explored and is applied to the Elbe River in Germany.