EUWMA members


EUWMA members are (umbrella)organizations in the EU member states representing organizations based on public law dealing with/responsible for regional water management (flood protection, land drainage, level management, irrigation).
 
At present, organizations from Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and United Kingdom are members of EUWMA.
 

Decentralized Water Management in Europe

Tasks and responsibilities

Country

Number of members

Stakeholders in board

Tasks

Financing

Italy

160 consorzia

(whole country)

15.4 mln. ha

Owners of real property (land, buildings etc)

Representation of municipalities

Irrigation

Drainage
Flood defence

Environmental protection

Maintenance

Fee, based on benefits received

Hungary

82

(100% of the country)

8 mln. ha

Farmers

Municipalities

Cooperatives

Water quantity

Flood defence

Irrigation

Drainage

Maintenance

Taxation of stakeholders categories; subsidy of Ministry of Agriculture

United Kingdom

150 (England, Wales)

1.25 mln. ha

Landowners and tenants

Representation of municipalities

Water quantity

Flood defence

Land drainage

Maintenance

Local taxes (landowners/tenants)

Municipalities (levy)

Central government support for major projects

Germany

1850 (Northern Germany, half of the country)

17.8 mln. ha

Landowners and tenants

Representation of municipalities

Water quantity

Flood protection

Maintenance

Drinking water

Waste water treatment

Taxation

Fee (drinking water, waste water treatment)

Spain

6200 irrigator communities (100% of the country)

3.2 mln. ha

Commoners, i.e. landowners

Dristribution one regulation of granted water

Transport and distribution of hydraulic networks

Maintenance

Fee of landowners (compulsory)

France

67 (Flandre, Charente, Vendée)
100.000 ha; 
 

7.000 Syndicats de Propriétaires,
5 mln ha

 

City, Region, union for marshlands, chamber of agriculture
 

Landowners

Water quantity

Flood defence

Maintenance

Local taxes

Belgium

104 (Flanders)

308.000 ha

23 (Walloon region)

18.800 ha

Landowners

Water quantity

Flood defence

Drainage

Environmental protection

Maintenance

Local taxes

Subsidy municipalities and provinces for maintenance

Fee of landowners (compulsory)

Subsidy government for investment major projects

The Netherlands

27 (100% of the country)

3.5 mln ha

Landowners

Owners of property Industry (polluters)

Inhabitants

Water quantity

Flood defence

Water quality (including waste water treatment)

Maintenance 

Taxes

Fee (polluter pays)

Subsidy government building new dykes

Portugal

21 Irrigation Associations

121.000 ha (70% of the public irrigation)

Landowners

Defend and promote the development of the irrigation sector, in specific the irrigation communities

Development of the National economy

Eficient water and energy use

Sustainable Development

Fee per area beneficiated by irrigation