WFD Navigation Task Group Participation in CIS Activities

The WFD is being implemented in a series of stages.  Whilst Member States are ultimately responsible for implementing the WFD and ensuring that water bodies achieve good status, it is a ‘framework’ Directive.  As such, there has necessarily been a great deal of work to be completed to ensure consistent interpretation of some of its provisions and to help address the sometimes significant technical challenges it raises in a coordinated way.  This work is being led by the European Commission through the WFD‘Common Implementation Strategy’ (CIS) process.

The WFD Navigation Task Group has coordinated the sector’s participation in the CIS process, including preparing discussion documents and responses to various consultations.  Navigation representation on the Strategic Coordination Group and various CIS Working or Drafting Groups is summarised on the following table: 

WFD Common Implementation Strategy: Group or Activity

 

Navigation sector representative(s).  To contact a particular representative, please enquire at wfd@pianc.org

Strategic Coordination Group

 

 

Jan Brooke as Task Group Chair – active participation

Central Dredging Association (CEDA) and European Boating Industry

CCNR is also represented

Ecological Status (ECOSTAT) Working Group

2013-2015 Work Programme

 

Jan Brooke for PIANC and the WFD Navigation Task Group – participation in relevant activities

Chemicals Working Group

2013-2015 Work Programme

 

Erik Mink/Albert Willemsen for ICOMIA and the WFD Task Group – active participation

Programmes of Measures Working Group

2013-2015 Work Programme

 

Jan Brooke for PIANC and the WFD Task Group – active participation


A similar process to the Common Implementation Strategy operates for the implementation of the 2008 EU Marine Strategy Directive (MSFD). As there are important overlaps between this Marine Directive and the WFD in coastal water bodies, Jan Brooke participates on behalf of PIANC and the WFD Navigation Task Group in the MSFD Strategic Coordination Group and in the CEDA-led Marine Strategy Navigation Group.