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Actors' Perceptions of Issues in the Implementation of the First Round of the Water Framework Directive: Examples from the Water Management and Forestry Sectors in Southern Sweden
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Geography and Economic History.
2015 (English)In: Water, ISSN 2073-4441, Vol. 7, no 5, 2202-2213 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The EU Water Framework Directive exerts a major impact on water management structure and aims, and water use activities in the member states. This paper reviews the perceptions of the early WFD implementation in a case study area in southern Sweden. The focus is on the perceptions of both water management and forestry actors, the latter as a potential diffuse source impact on water quality. This study highlights the considerable complexity of reorienting or rescaling governance given the complex existing systems particular to the area, the multi-interpretable early policies on implementation and the complexity of interpreting the regionally-focused WFD approach in the largely locally-focused Swedish system. While the first phase of implementation is now long past, conclusions on the complexity of reorienting systems remain relevant, particularly with regard to non-point sources.

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2015. Vol. 7, no 5, 2202-2213 p.
Keyword [en]
water framework directive, governance, Vasterhavet, Sweden, forest
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Oceanography, Hydrology, Water Resources
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-106611DOI: 10.3390/w7052202ISI: 000356935900006OAI: diva2:843261
Available from: 2015-07-28 Created: 2015-07-24 Last updated: 2015-07-28Bibliographically approved

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