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The water framework directive, paradigm shift or unrealized promises? A critical evaluation of its implementation from a boundary, economic and socio-political perspective

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Autor: Hernández-Mora Zapata, Nuria
Director: Moral Ituarte, Leandro del
Departamento: Universidad de Sevilla. Departamento de Geografía Humana
Fecha: 2016-10-03
Tipo de documento: Tesis Doctoral
Resumen: The approval of Directive 2000/60/EC, better known as the Water Framework Directive (WFD), resulted from efforts to create a coherent approach to water policy at the European scale. It requires surface waters (rivers, lakes, wetlands and transitional and coastal waters) to attain good ecological and chemical status and establishes quantitative and chemical standards for groundwater. The WFD required a significant shift in priorities, goals and operational procedures by placing the emphasis on ecosystem protection and ecological health as a means to guarantee the availability of sufficient good quality water to meet sustainable needs. By establishing the river basin as the pre-eminent geographical scale for water management, it also explicitly recognized that any policy aiming at protecting European waters necessarily had to deal with the policies that guided activities in the surrounding watershed. The discussion and approval of the WFD coincided with a growing debate about, and advoc...
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Cita: Hernández-Mora Zapata, N. (2016). The water framework directive, paradigm shift or unrealized promises? A critical evaluation of its implementation from a boundary, economic and socio-political perspective. (Tesis doctoral inédita). Universidad de Sevilla, Sevilla.
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URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11441/47790

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