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|Title:||Science-Policy Integration Needs in Support of the Implementation of the EU Water Framework Directive|
|Authors:||QUEVAUVILLER Philippe; BALANANIS P.; FRAGAKIS Christos; WEYDERT Marco; OLIVER Michael; KASCHL Arno; KROLL ADELINE; GALBIATI Lorenzo; ZALDIVAR COMENGES JOSE'; BIDOGLIO GIOVANNI|
|Citation:||ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND POLICY vol. 8 p. 203-211|
|Type:||Articles in periodicals and books|
|Abstract:||Science-policy integration is one of the most complex challenges that scientific and policy-making communities are facing in that it involves knowledge sharing and exchanges among a wide range of disciplines and actors. In many instances, the lack of communication and of clear coordination mechanism leads to research outputs not being used or simply known by policy-makers, and to policy research needs not being communicated to the scientific communities in a timely fashion. This paper discusses the integration of scientific and technological progress into the policy-making and implementation process, taking the European UnionWater Framework Directive (WFD) as an example to illustrate the necessity and complexity of the knowledge-based approach.|
|JRC Directorate:||Sustainable Resources|
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