The Water Framework Directive, Assessment, Participation and Protected Areas: What are the Relationships? (WAPPA)

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The potential interactions between RBMPs and county development plans (CDPs) are highly significant. The exact nature of the relationship will depend upon the types of developments that are likely to emerge out of the RBMP/POMs process that are of sufficient importance to influence CDPs; and those that are likely to arise through the development planning process and have significant influence upon the RBMP/POMs process. SEAs and EIAs may be triggered by RBMPs/POMs and CDPs, amendments to these plans and via significant infrastructure projects, creating the potential for overlaps, duplication and synergy between different levels of

The WFD has the potential to complement the Habitats and Birds Directives in improving the ecological status of aquatic Natura 2000 sites. However, both RBMPs and POMs will need to be screened for appropriate assessment (AA) under the Habitats Directive on a case by case basis as to whether they might have adverse effects on the integrity of a designated site. Guidance will also be needed on how AA should interact with SEA and EIA where these are undertaken for RBMPs, POMs and projects. From this research it is clear that data issues remain uppermost in terms of the challenges faced by RBDs and conservation bodies implementing the Birds and Habitats Directives. Baseline data from different processes, particularly in relation to conservation, need to be improved as a matter of urgency both in terms of quality of data gathered and its availability.

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Dr. Suzan Bennett
Collingwood Environmental Planning

Dr. William Sheate
Collingwood Environmental Planning

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Author(s)Bennett, S. Sheate, W.
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Publication InformationThe Water Framework Directive, Assessment, Participation and Protected Areas: What are the Relationships? (WAPPA)
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Resource KeywordsWFD Water Framework Directive Protected Areas WAPPA Birds Habitats SEA Public Participation
EPA/ERTDI/STRIVE Project Code2005-W-DS-24-M1
EPA/ERTDI/STRIVE Project ThemeWater Quality
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Number of Attached Files (Publicly and Openly Available for Download): 1
Project Start Date Tuesday 3rd January 2006 (03-01-2006)
Earliest Recorded Date within any attached datasets or digital objects Tuesday 3rd January 2006 (03-01-2006)
Most Recent Recorded Date within any attached datasets or digital objects Sunday 30th July 2006 (30-07-2006)
Published on SAFERThursday 25th October 2007 (25-10-2007)
Date of Last EditThursday 25th October 2007 at 14:47:12 (25-10-2007)
Datasets or Files Updated On Thursday 25th October 2007 at 14:47:12 (25-10-2007)

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Shannon River Basin District (SRBD) and Eastern River Basin District (ERBD). Geographical Context - River Shannon, Lough Ree and their relevant River Basin Districts

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The research was undertaken primarily from January to July 2006 and included an extensive literature review, a review of relevant case law, detailed textual and legal analysis of the Directives, an email survey of stakeholders and detailed analysis of three case studies. The WFD provided the focus for the textual analysis of the six Directives and its linkages with the other Directives. The key links between the WFD and the other Directives relate, for example, to their objectives to integrate the environment into decision-making, forms of assessment required, and public involvement in decision-making. Three case studies were selected (Greater Dublin Water Supply, Lough Corrib, and international RBDs with Northern Ireland, UK), each with the potential to highlight different sets of interactions between the WFD and the other Directives.
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