The definition of the objectives of SUD’EAU2 is to be part of a preliminary diagnosis of the problematic environmental, social and economic policies relating to water in south-west Europe.
From the analysis, it was found that there was insufficient implementation of the Water Framework Directive (WFD) at local and regional level. This was found to be due to a lack of standardised methodologies and tools to help achieve the objectives of the WFD.
To address this problem, the members of SUD’EAU 2 established that the main objective of the project would be to improve the application of the WFD at a local and regional level by developing sustainable water management and conservation of river areas.
Other interim goals were :