The Water Framework Directive (WFD) requires Member States to ensure that all waters meet ‘good status’ and to publish river basin management plans that include programs of cost-effective measures. VITO supported the policy makers in Flanders (Belgium) with the preparation of the first generation of river basin management plans and more specifically with the assessment of the costs and effects of programs of measures. The environmental costing model was used to select cost effective measures to improve surface water quality. The public consultation process of the river basin management plans and a user requirements analysis resulted in recommendations for further development of the model.

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Broekx, Steven
Meynaerts, Erika
De Nocker, Leo
Joris, Ingeborg
Desmet, Nele
Smeets, Nele
Op ‘t Eynd, Tim
Seuntjens, Piet
Van Huylenbroeck, Guido
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2012
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R. Seppelt, A.A. Voinov, S. Lange, D. Bankamp (Eds.)
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Broekx, Steven; Erika Meynaerts, Leo De Nocker, Ingeborg Joris, Nele Desmet, Nele Smeets, Tim Op ‘t Eynd, Piet Seuntjens, Guido Van Huylenbroeck (2012): Web-based decision support to set up cost effective programs of measures for multiple water aspects.International Environmental Modelling and Software Society (iEMSs) 2012 International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software Managing Resources of a Limited Planet, Sixth Biennial Meeting, Leipzig, Germany R. Seppelt, A.A. Voinov, S. Lange, D. Bankamp (Eds.) http://www.iemss.org/society/index.php/iemss-2012-proceedings

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