PPRP Public Participation in River Basin Management

Project title

PPRP - Public participation in the region of the Havel coordination area within the Water Framework Directive implementation process (additional contribution to the EU project HarmoniCOP)

Project initiator

KWB with contract with ECOLOGIC – Institute for International and European Environmental Policy

Project volume

37.000 €

Project start



7 months


The EU Water Framework Directive (WFD) which was passed in 2000 introduces a comprehensive river basin management approach as a tool for a sustainable planning in water management. This approach stands for integrated cross-sectoral planning and management of river basins if necessary across political and administrative borders. Article 14 of the Directive foresees a comprehensive public participation in these planning processes by means of information, consultation and active involvement of the public. Within the framework of this project the regional experiences with public participation in river basin management of the Havel coordination area will be processed and integrated into the running EUproject HarmoniCOP. On this basis a handbook will be prepared on participatory river basin management planning.


Dr. Bodo Weigert (KompetenzZentrum Wasser Berlin)
Tel: +49-30-53653 841
Email: Bodo.Weigert(at)kompetenz-wasser.de

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