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6.10.5 Standard organizations

For Europe-wide information and information on European Norms

European Committee of Normalization (CEN)

Address: B-1050 Brussels, Belgium
Telephone: +32 2 550 08 11
Fax: +32 2 550 08 19
E-mail: cen @cenclcbel.be
Internet: www.cenorm.be

Topics covered: The work of CEN covers 15 Sectors of which the "Water Cycle" is one.

Description: CEN's programme related to wastewater management is delegated to DIN (German Standard Institute) serving as the Secretariat of the Technical Committee CEN/TC 165 "Wastewater Engineering" as described in detail in Section 6.6.4 (for address, see below).

Format: European Standards (EN), European Prestandards (ENV), Reports for information and transfer of knowledge (RC), Workshop Agreements aiming at consensual agreements from open Workshops with unrestricted direct access of interested parties (CWA), and Certification (under preparation).

Languages: The working languages of the European Union.

Consulting and support: Training.

Fees: N.A.

Selected national standards organizations

Topics covered: The many subjects covered always include wastewater management.

Description: National standards have been established. They are gradually translated into European Standards as described in Section 6.6.4.

Format: National Standards, guidelines, handbooks.

Languages: The national languages but selectively English and French.

Consulting and support: Training.

Fees: N.A.

France

Organization: Association Francaise de Normalisation (AFNOR)
Address: Tour Europe, F-92049 Paris La Defense
Telephone: +33 142 91 55 55
Fax: +33 142 91 56 56
E-mail: Webmaster@email.afnor.fr
Internet: www.afnor.fr/

Germany

Organization: Deutsches Institut fuer Normung (DIN)
Address: Burggrafenstr. 6, D-10787 Berlin
Telephone: +49 30 26 01 0
Fax: +49 30 01 12 31
E-mail: Postmaster@din.de
Internet: www.din.de/

Italy

Organization: Ente Nazionale Italiano di Unificazione (UNI)
Address: Via Battistotti Sassi 11b, I-20133 Milano, MI
Telephone: +390 2 70 02 41
Fax: +390 2 70 10 61 06
E-mail: uni@uni.unicei.it
Internet: www.uniei.it/

Portugal

Organization: Instituto Portugues da Qualidade (IPQ)
Address: Rua Antonie Giao 2, P-2829-513 Caparice
Telephone: +351 1 294 81 00
Fax: +351 1 294 82 22
E-mail: ipq@mail.ipq.pt
Internet: www.ipq.pt/

Spain

Organization: Asociacion Espanola de Normalizacion y Certificacion (AENOR)
Address: Genoa 6, E-28004 Madrid
Telephone: +34 91 432 60 00
Fax: +34 91 310 40 32
E-mail: Info@aenor.es
Internet: www.aenor.es/

United Kingdom

Organization: British Standards Institution (BSI)
Address: 389 Chiswick High Road, LOndon W4 4AL
Telephone: +44 181 996 90 00
Fax: +44 181 996 74 00
E-mail: info@bsi.org.uk
Internet: www.bsi.org.uk/

6.10.6 Institutions of the European Union

Directorate-General DG XI: Environment, Nuclear Safety and Civil Protection

Address: Rue de la Loi 200, B-1049 Bruxelles, Belgium
Telephone: +322 296 11 70
Fax:  
E-mail: dxxi@dg11.cec.be
Internet: http://europa.eu.int/comm/dg11/

Topics covered: Environment, including wastewater management, water pollution.

Description: The Directorate-General is organizational entity responsible for all matters of the environment within the administration of the European Union.

Format: Directives and other forms of legislative and regulatory documents.

Languages: The working languages of the European Union.

Consulting and support: N.A.

Fees: N.A.

European Environment Agency (EEA)

Address: 6, Kongens Nytorv, Copenhagaen K DK-1050, Denmark
Telephone: +45 3336 7100
Fax: +45 3336 7199
E-mail: eea@eea.eu.int
Internet: www.eea.eu.int/

Topics covered: All technical subjects concerning the environment in Europe, including wastewater.

Description: The EEA is the technical arm of the Directorate-General for Environment, Nuclear Safety and Civil Protection of the European Commission.

Format: Reports, publications, data.

Languages: The working languages of the European Union.

Consulting and support: Training.

Fees: N.A.

Topic Center Inland Water

Address: Water Research Centre, Henley Rd. Medmenham, Marlow, Bucks, SL7 2HD, UK
Telephone: +44 1491 571 531
Fax: +44 1491 579 094
E-mail: Tlack@etc-iw.eionet.eu.int
Internet: http://etc-iw.eionet.eu.int/

Topics covered: Inland waters, water pollution, wastewater and stormwater management.

Description: The UK Water Research Centre (WRc) acts as the Topic Center of the EEA on the subject of inland water. It keeps data bases, prepares reports and collaborates with national focal points in the collection of information.

Format: Reports, studies, data.

Languages: English and French.

Consulting and support: Training.

Fees. N.A.

Statistical Office of the European Commission (EUROSTAT)

(see Section 6.10.5)

6.10.7 National environment agencies (selected countries)

Description: The agencies listed below are the national administrations and/or coordination bodies responsible for matters concerning the environment. Their mandates and programs vary widely though most of them have some degree of legislative authority. They monitor the state of the environment, support research and investigations, provide public and technical information, and undertake training. In some cases, the agencies include technical centres and documentation services.

Topics: Matters of the environment, including wastewater and stormwater management in most cases.

Format: Reports, studies, reviews, publications.

Languages: The national languages and, selectively, English and French.

Consulting and support: N.A. as concerns matters of interest to the developing countries.

Fees: N.A.

Austria

Organization: Federal Minister of Environment, Youth and Family Affairs
Address: Stubenbastei 5, A-1010 Vienna
Telephone: +43 1 515 220
Fax: +43 1 515 22 5000

Belgium

Organization: Ministre de la Securité de l'Intégration Sociale et Environnement
Address: Bd de Galilée 5, B-1210 Bruxelles
Telephone: +322 210 19 11
Fax: +322 217 3328

Denmark

Country: Denmark
Organization: Minister of Environment & Energy
Address: Hoejbro Plads 4, DE-1200 Copenhagen K
Telephone: +45 33 92 76 00
Fax: +45 33 32 22 27

Finland

Organization: Minister of Environment
Address: P.O.Box 380 (Kasarnikatu 25), FL-00131 Helsinki
Telephone: +358 9 199 11 57817
Fax: +358 9 199 9545

France

Organization: Ministre de l'Environnement
Address: 20, Avenue de Ségur, F-75302 Paris 07 SP
Telephone: +33 1 42 19 20 21
Fax: +33 1 42 19 11 22

Germany

Organization: Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety
Address: Kennedyallee 5, D-53175 Bonn
Telephone: +49 228 305 20 03
Fax: +49 228 305 32 25

Greece

Organization: Minister of Environment, Physical Planning and Public Works
Address: Amaliados 17, GR-11523 Athens
Telephone: +301 643 14 61 to 9
Fax: +301 645 17 93

Italy

Organization: Minister of Environment
Address: Piazza Venezia 11, I-00187 Rome
Telephone: +39 06 5722 55 02
Fax: +39 06 7528 85

Luxembourg

Organization: Ministre de l'Environnement
Address: 18, montée de la Petrusse, L-2918 Luxembourg
Telephone: +352 478 68 06
Fax: +352 40 04 10

The Netherlands

Organization: Minister of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment
Address: Rinstraat 8, NL-2515 XP The Hague
Telephone: +31 70 339 34.04 - 339 39 39
Fax: +31 70 339 13 50

Norway

Organization: Minister of Environment
Address: Box 8013 Dep., N- 0030 Oslo
Telephone: +47 22 24 90 90
Fax: +47 22 24 95 60

Portugal

Organization: Ministerio do Ambiente e Recursos Naturais
Address: 51, Rua so Seculo, PT-1200 Lisbon
Telephone: +351 1 323 15 00, 346 28 70
Fax: +351 1 347 93 41

Spain

Organization: Ministro de Medio Ambiente
Address: Paseo de la Castellana 67, E-28046 Madrid
Telephone: +34 91 597 70 00
Fax: +34 91 597 64 36

Sweden

Organization: Minister of the Environment
Address: S-10333 Stockholm
Telephone: +46 8 763 10 00
Fax: +46 8 21 96 28

Switzerland

Organization: Département fédéral de l'environnement, des transports, de lénergie et de la communication
Address: Palais Fédéral Nord, CH-3003 Bern
Telephone: +41 322 41 11
Fax: +41 311 95 76

United Kingdom

Organization: Minister of the Environment
Address: 2, Marsham Street, London, SW1P 3EB
Telephone: +44 20 7944 3000
Fax: +41 311 95 76

 

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