TABLE 1.

MLG setting of WFD implementation.

European Union frameworkSupranational levelPolicy-formulation and agenda-setting
GERMANY
Transpose legislation, adapt structurally to meet EU benchmarks and indicators
National levelProvide legislative setting and take responsibility for overall outcome
SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN (SH)
MELUR (competent authority, responsible for implementation in SH, process organizer)
LANU (technological and scientific know-how)
Planning Group (WFD implementation)
Federal levelManagement of implementation processes, normative and strategic guidance, propose concrete management plans
River-Basin Advisory BoardRiver-basinCoordination between different stakeholder groups with a vested interest in the policy outcome
34 Working GroupsRegion within the river-basinDiscuss and implement measures

Source: Own depiction (Bruns 2010, p. 152ff).