VATTENPLANERING - PÅ RIKTIGT? / Water management - in reality?
In a not too distant furure we will be working wiih Water management in Sweden, covering all river basin districts, with access to steering instrumenrs enabling us to achieve the decided objeaives. For decades people with specific interest in water management in Sweden have been trying to use water management in physical planning and environmental management, with poor results. The explanation of the difficulties faced could often be found in the fact that proper sreering instruments have been lacking. Legal instruments did not exist, the water management plans could at best be described as voluntary agreements between different stakeholders and the authorities. What many have been asking for in Swedish legisladon is now coming from Brussels. A new Framework Direcdve on Water Policy.