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Training Package on EU Water Legislation

Quiz on: Water Framework Directive

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1) The Water Framework Directive applies to:
a) inland surface waters and ground waters.
b) coastal water only.
c) in land surface waters, transitional waters, coastal waters, and groundwater.
d) all waters in EU territory.

2) The Member States’ general duty to prevent deterioration of the status of all bodies of surface water is:
a) a binding obligation to reach that result.
b) a general programmatic statement merely introductory to the more normative provisions of the Directive.
c) a mere management-planning objective.
d) a legal provision with binding effects at each stage of the procedure prescribed by that Directive.

3) River basin districts including one or several river basins are:
a) one for each Member State.
b) the recipient of the Member State's waste waters.
c) the bottom of rivers which have to be maintained on a regular basis.
d) the level where the management of water resources shall take place.

4) In the case of an international river basin district, a Member State:
a) is responsible for the portion lying within its territory.
b) must coordinate with neighbouring Member States.
c) has no obligation if the international river basin district includes waters from third-party countries.
d) must make appropriate administrative arrangements with respect to the portion lying with its territory and coordinate with other Member States while only endeavouring to establish appropriate coordination with relevant third-countries.

5) A river basin management plan is established:
a) for each Member State.
b) for each local collectivity.
c) for the EU.
d) for each river basin district.

6) Individuals and interested parties have a right to be actively involved with respect to the implementation of the Waste Framework Directive:
a) in the production, review and updating of river basin management plans.
b) only in the initial production of river basin management plans.
c) only in the updating of river basin management plans.
d) in none of the above.

7) Water pricing policies must:
a) ensure strict internalisation of external environmental costs.
b) ensure solidarity in favour of the disfavoured members of the public.
c) apply only to mineral bottled waters.
d) provide adequate incentives for users to use water resources efficiently.

8) Where a public or private project involving a deterioration of the status of the body of water concerned or jeopardises the attainment of goods surface water status, the Member State involved:
a) must seek prior approval from the European Commission.
b) must coordinate with neighbouring Member States.
c) is required to refuse authorisation of the project.
d) is not required to take action pursuant to the Water Framework Directive as other Directives deal with such a situation.


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