812348 Water legislation

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Offered in
Wintersemester 2022/23
Languages of instruction


Legal basics and principles of European environmental law; basic knowledge of European water legislation, esp. Water Framework Directive, Flood Risk Management Directive and “Renewable Energies Directive”;

Key elements of Austrian environmental law (based on administrative public law); Austrian Water Legislation with a special focus on water management planning targets and its enforcement; remediation and precautionary instruments;
permitting regime under the Water Act (plant law);

Basics of Environmental Impact Assessment and Strategic Environmental Assessment with regard to water- legislative issues.

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

After successful completion of this module, participants are able to:
-Explain principles of European environmental and water law;
-Know the most important water legislation documents for Europe;
-Understand and interpret the system of Austrian water legislation;
-Analyse water management planning targets and instruments;
-Know remediation and precautionary instruments;
-Discuss the permitting regime and its conflicts by means of practical examples;
-Describe and discuss the integrative approach of Environmental Impact Assessment.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.