The LIFE+ programme and the WFD

The European Water Framework Directive(WFD), promulgated on 23rd October 2000, lays down a framework for a community policy relating to water matters. It puts the priority on environmental protection with stress on preventing deterioration of the quality of water and even restoring this quality. It thus focuses on achieving the target of good chemical and ecological status of surface and groundwater bodies including coastal waters by 2015.

Within the scope of the implementation of the European policy related to the protection of water resources, the LIFE+ Environment financial instrument The SEMEAU project is funded in pursuance of this Life+ Environment programme.backs environmental-orientatedinnovative and demonstrative experiments.