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Some important ecological aspects of the Directive 2000/60

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    Hadjibiros K.

The Water Framework Directive 2000/60 is a characteristic example of modern European
environmental policy, based upon advanced environmental principles. Is reflects a gradual
convergence between actual European political consensus on environmental matters and
positions of the green movements. Most important ecological dimensions of the WFD 2000/60
are: the consideration of water as a social and ecological good; the target of upgrading
ecological quality of all water bodies; the recovery of water cost as a regulating instrument for
rational management; the development of protection and suitable organization of the water
uses, as well as of a collective responsibility for management in the level of water basin; the
investigation of biological together with geomorphologic and physicochemical parameters in
the framework of a reliable monitoring system.

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