4.3 Setting targets for efficient and sustainable water use
In partnership with the JRC & the EEA

23 May - 11.30 - 13.00

The Water Blueprint due later this year will develop new scenarios for policy, and may include indicative targets in a number of areas. This session will provide a glimpse into the modelling assessment behind those scenarios, which will take account of environmental flows and should improve our understanding of water-quantity issues in the drive towards better ecological status for EU waters. The session will examine the pilot implementation of water and ecosystem accounts at sub-basin level, with a special focus on indicators related to water use and availability. The definition and implementation of water resource management scenarios and targets at river basin level will also feature.



  • Jacques Delsalle, Protection of Water Resources, DG for Environment, European Commission