Implementation of the Water Framework Directive; Update of the Economic Analysis - Preparative tasks

In 2004 the economic analysis of water uses (according to Art. 5 and Appendix III WFD) was carried out for the first time. The sectors analysed were agriculture, manufacturing and services, energy generation, waste water treatment and water supply. In the current project the foundation for updating and extending the analysis is provided. This comprises the selection of indicators in order to illustrate the sectors' economic importance. In addition the analysis is extended for three sectors (fishing, flood prevention, navigation). Therefore the availability of suitable data is investigated and relevant indicators are developed.