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SPECIAL SECRETARIAT FOR WATER
 
The Special Secretariat for Water is responsible for the development and implementation of all programs related to the protection and management of the water resources of Greece and the coordination of all competent authorities dealing with the aquatic environment. The implementation of the Water Framework and the Marine Strategy Directives as well of the related daughter Directives fall within the scope of the activities of the Secretariat.
 
The Secretariat, in collaboration with the Regional Water Authorities, formulates and, upon approval by the National Council for Water, implements the River Basin Management Plans and the national monitoring program. The Secretariat is composed of four Directorates and is headed by a Special Secretary, appointed by the Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change and the Government.
 
Contact
Address: 2 M. Iatridou str. & Kifisias Ave. 115 26 Athens, Greece.
Tel. +30 210 6931 250-1, Fax: +30 210 699 4355
 

More specifically the Secretariat is responsible for:

  • the coordination of all agencies and state institutions, related to water issues and the regional Water Directorates
  • the implementation of the Water Framework Directive
  • the implementation of the Marine Strategy Directive
  • the implementation of the national monitoring program
  • the implementation of the Floods Directive
  • the implementation of the Urban Wastewater Directive and reuse programs
  • the implementation of the Nitrates Directive
  • the implementation of the Bathing Waters Directive
  • Transboundary and international water issues

 

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