Water Framework Directive Implementation International Conference on Measures, Costs, Institutiona and Communications International Engineers IWA Water Association Ireland Session 1 - Measures Paul Reiter, IWA Vitally important to determine objectives for implementation. Brian D’Arcy, SEPA Priority issues to be regulated including surface water runoff, SUDS Anna-Grete Blankenburg, Norway MORSA catchment pilot project. Catherine Pike, DEFRA Non-agricultural sources of diffuse pollution. Tony Maguire, Dublin City Council EU Floods Directive and floods impacts Peter Shipper, Netherlands Groundwater problems and measures. Session 2 - Costs Kevin Andrews, DEFRA Economics and the WFD, ‘Dance in 3 steps’. Kieron Callaghan, EHS (N.I.) Six part Cost fectiveness Analysis proforma. Jean Le Roux, SEPA Integrate Economics as part of the process. Dr. Dietrich Borchardt, Germany Selection of cost effective measures crucial to WFD objectives. Sue Scott, ESRI. The Polluter Pays Principle. Sean Blacklocke, CDM, Conference Vice-Chair Pollution control costs and public policy. Session 3 - Institutions Professor Geoffrey Gooch, Linkopings University Institutional co-operation with the WFD. ‘Representality’ Dr Francis Jacobs, EU Information Office, IRL Issues of particular sensitivity. Legally binding nature of the WFD. Dr. Eleni Chouli, CEREVE, Paris Management of storm water - case studies. SUDS. Ray Earle, Coordinator ERBD New River Basin Water Authorities must be seriously considered. Norbert Cremers, MoTPW&WM, Netherlands Implementation of the WFD is guided by NBW and NPD. Martin Booth, E.A., UK. Stakeholder engagement and RBD Liasion Panels. Session 4 - Communications Helmut Bloch, European Commission Ireland performs well in implementation deadlines. RBMP. Dr Eric Mostert, Delft University Public Participation (Art.14) WFD. ‘Encourage active participation’. Sergy Moroz, WWF Europe PP not just communication/information, must be meaningful. Sinead O’Brien, Coordinator SWAN ‘Opening Pandoro’s Box’, NGO’s an untapped resourse. Dr. Joachim Bley, MoE, Germany PP integral part in RBMP in BW. Dr. Colin Greene, Middlesex University Stakehilder engagement, social relationships, justice matters, standards. Session 5 - Decision Support Systems Dr. Ken Irwin, Trinity College Linking knowledge to policy. Dr. Michael Bruen, UCD ‘Systems approach .’ to decision Making. Dr. Myron Rosenberg, CDM RBMS specially designed to meet WFD requirements piloted by ERBD. Professor David Kay, University of Wales ‘Microbial Source Apportionment’ measurement of pathogens in water. Dr. Melanie Mewes, Helmholtz Centre of E. Research BASINFORM method for setting up PoM’s to meet WFD requirements. Joost Icke, Netherlands ‘WFD Explorer’ interactive tool. Discussion Panel & Close Panel Members: Dr Geoffrey Gooch, Dr. Colin Green, Dr. Ken Irvine, Dr. David Kay, Dr. Myron Rosenberg, John Sadlier DEHLG, (Chairman) Discussion led by Dr. Harriet Emerson, Conference Facilitator. ‘Talking Wall’ Duncan Stuart, RTE Presenter, EcoEye Value of water, effects on the environment and bio-diversity, need for public awareness Ray Earle, Conference Chairman Closing Remarks.