MOOC: Auditing Water Management

Exercise 2

Legal framework

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Match each of the international agreements and EU directives listed below with their main objective:

RAMSAR Convention
Encompasses various measures to prevent and eliminate the pollution of the Baltic Sea.

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Goal is to conserve and wisely use all wetlands through local and national actions and international cooperation.

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The goal is to achieve good qualitative and quantitative status of all water bodies in Europe.

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Aims to ensure the sustainable use of transboundary water resources by facilitating cooperation.

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Aims to combat desertification and mitigate the effects of drought.

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Aims to protect water quality across Europe by preventing nitrates from agricultural sources via promoting the use of good farming practices.

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Water Framework Directive
Encompasses various measures to prevent and eliminate the pollution of the Baltic Sea.

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Goal is to conserve and wisely use all wetlands through local and national actions and international cooperation.

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The goal is to achieve good qualitative and quantitative status of all water bodies in Europe.

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Aims to ensure the sustainable use of transboundary water resources by facilitating cooperation.

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Aims to combat desertification and mitigate the effects of drought.

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Aims to protect water quality across Europe by preventing nitrates from agricultural sources via promoting the use of good farming practices.

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Nitrates Directive
Encompasses various measures to prevent and eliminate the pollution of the Baltic Sea.

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Goal is to conserve and wisely use all wetlands through local and national actions and international cooperation.

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The goal is to achieve good qualitative and quantitative status of all water bodies in Europe.

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Aims to ensure the sustainable use of transboundary water resources by facilitating cooperation.

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Aims to combat desertification and mitigate the effects of drought.

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Aims to protect water quality across Europe by preventing nitrates from agricultural sources via promoting the use of good farming practices.

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The Convention to Combat Desertification
Encompasses various measures to prevent and eliminate the pollution of the Baltic Sea.

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Goal is to conserve and wisely use all wetlands through local and national actions and international cooperation.

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The goal is to achieve good qualitative and quantitative status of all water bodies in Europe.

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Aims to ensure the sustainable use of transboundary water resources by facilitating cooperation.

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Aims to combat desertification and mitigate the effects of drought.

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Aims to protect water quality across Europe by preventing nitrates from agricultural sources via promoting the use of good farming practices.

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Water Convention
Encompasses various measures to prevent and eliminate the pollution of the Baltic Sea.

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Goal is to conserve and wisely use all wetlands through local and national actions and international cooperation.

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The goal is to achieve good qualitative and quantitative status of all water bodies in Europe.

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Aims to ensure the sustainable use of transboundary water resources by facilitating cooperation.

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Aims to combat desertification and mitigate the effects of drought.

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Aims to protect water quality across Europe by preventing nitrates from agricultural sources via promoting the use of good farming practices.

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Helsinki Convention
Encompasses various measures to prevent and eliminate the pollution of the Baltic Sea.

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Goal is to conserve and wisely use all wetlands through local and national actions and international cooperation.

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The goal is to achieve good qualitative and quantitative status of all water bodies in Europe.

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Aims to ensure the sustainable use of transboundary water resources by facilitating cooperation.

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Aims to combat desertification and mitigate the effects of drought.

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Aims to protect water quality across Europe by preventing nitrates from agricultural sources via promoting the use of good farming practices.

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Please mark ALL these United Nations Sustainable Development Goals listed below that include concrete targets connected to water:

Match each EU directive listed below with the main obligation it sets for the Member States:

Water Framework Directive
MS must reduce and prevent water pollution caused or induced by nitrates from agricultural sources

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MS must apply the surface water environmental quality standards established in the Directive

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MS must prepare flood hazard and risk maps as well as flood risk management plans

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MS must apply the criteria established in the Directive for the assessment of the chemical status of groundwater

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MS must lay down environmental goals for its bodies of surface water and groundwater

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MS must ensure the collection and treatment of waste water in agglomerations of >2000 population equivalents

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Directive on the environmental quality standards in the field of water policy
MS must reduce and prevent water pollution caused or induced by nitrates from agricultural sources

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MS must apply the surface water environmental quality standards established in the Directive

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MS must prepare flood hazard and risk maps as well as flood risk management plans

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MS must apply the criteria established in the Directive for the assessment of the chemical status of groundwater

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MS must lay down environmental goals for its bodies of surface water and groundwater

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MS must ensure the collection and treatment of waste water in agglomerations of >2000 population equivalents

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Groundwater Directive
MS must reduce and prevent water pollution caused or induced by nitrates from agricultural sources

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MS must apply the surface water environmental quality standards established in the Directive

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MS must prepare flood hazard and risk maps as well as flood risk management plans

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MS must apply the criteria established in the Directive for the assessment of the chemical status of groundwater

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MS must lay down environmental goals for its bodies of surface water and groundwater

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MS must ensure the collection and treatment of waste water in agglomerations of >2000 population equivalents

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Urban Waste Water Directive
MS must reduce and prevent water pollution caused or induced by nitrates from agricultural sources

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MS must apply the surface water environmental quality standards established in the Directive

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MS must prepare flood hazard and risk maps as well as flood risk management plans

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MS must apply the criteria established in the Directive for the assessment of the chemical status of groundwater

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MS must lay down environmental goals for its bodies of surface water and groundwater

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MS must ensure the collection and treatment of waste water in agglomerations of >2000 population equivalents

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Nitrates Directive
MS must reduce and prevent water pollution caused or induced by nitrates from agricultural sources

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MS must apply the surface water environmental quality standards established in the Directive

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MS must prepare flood hazard and risk maps as well as flood risk management plans

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MS must apply the criteria established in the Directive for the assessment of the chemical status of groundwater

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MS must lay down environmental goals for its bodies of surface water and groundwater

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MS must ensure the collection and treatment of waste water in agglomerations of >2000 population equivalents

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Floods Directive
MS must reduce and prevent water pollution caused or induced by nitrates from agricultural sources

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MS must apply the surface water environmental quality standards established in the Directive

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MS must prepare flood hazard and risk maps as well as flood risk management plans

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MS must apply the criteria established in the Directive for the assessment of the chemical status of groundwater

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MS must lay down environmental goals for its bodies of surface water and groundwater

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MS must ensure the collection and treatment of waste water in agglomerations of >2000 population equivalents

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Fill in the gaps with a suitable word or expression from the drop-down list:

Auditors should have knowledge about the for water management to be able to understand how the allocation of |protection of and the provision of water services have been regulated in their country. A special may have been called to life or various legal acts issued that each different aspects of water management and protection. For auditors|legal acts are often a good source of . For example|it may be evaluated in the audit whether the national are in place and whether they are the water-related international agreements signed by the country.