FP6 n°ERAC-CT-2005-026025. IWRM-NET was a five year (2006-2010) project within the European Research Area (ERA-Net).
IWRM-net was funded by the European Commission and aimed to implement new collaborative research activities at the national and regional levels related to Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) with a focus on the Water Framework Directive.
Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) is among today’s core environmental policies in all European countries that are transposing the Water Framework Directive (WFD). This Directive came into force on December 22nd 2000 (Directive 2000/60/CE) and lays down objectives to be achieved within the set deadline of 2015, such as: - Good status of surface, groundwater and coastal waters (good ecological and chemical status of surface water, quantitative and chemical status of groundwater).
The 21 European partners involved in IWRM-NET were research programme managers, researchers and science policy interface experts.