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Water Resources: Government Information: Library Guide: European Union

This guide directs you to government sources on water resources from international to local level.


European Commission. Directorate: Environment. Water

European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on Water

"The Europe 2020 Flagship Initiative for an Innovation Union proposed the concept of European Innovation Partnerships (EIPs). DG Environment, in close cooperation with DG Research and Innovation and other DG's, has launched a proposal for a European Innovation Partnership on Water, presented in aEuropean Commission Communication on 10 May 2012. The EU Member States, through Environment Council Conclusions on 11 June 2012, have endorsed the launch of the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on Water."

EU Water Initiative (EUWI)

"EUWI is an international political initiative, not a financial mechanism. It takes a partnership approach with national governments, donors, the water industry, NGOs and other stakeholders."

European Environment Agency. Water

Water Information System for Europe (WISE)

"WISE is a partnership between the European Commission (DG Environment, Joint Research Centre and Eurostat) and the European Environment Agency, known as “the Group of Four” (Go4)."


   The Water Framework Directive : tap into it! / European Commission. Directorate-General Environment. --    Luxembourg : Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2002.
   10 p. : ill.

Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a framework for the Community action in the field of water policy

European Commission. A blueprint to safeguard Europe's water resources (2012)