Although drinking water protection is already an integrated part of some land-use management practices, its implementation and realisation often lags behind. The main objective of PROLINE-CE was therefore the creation of a concrete transnational plan for the implementation of sustainable land useandflood/droughtmanagementleading to an improved protection of drinking water resources. The demonstration of best practice examples that were carried out in pilot actions in
variousgeographicandthematicfields supports the stakeholder interest and decision processes even more.
Main objectives of the project are:
a) to collect, evaluate and compare variousfactorswhichinfluencedrinkingwater quality and quantity in Central Europe (CE) region, such as land use activities,flood,droughtandclimatechange impacts, current management practices and / or gaps (including national legislation);
b) to develop a comprehensive knowledge base of interrelated factors which influencedrinkingwaterqualityand quantity in Central Europe countries;
c) to actively involve and create a network of stakeholders, such as land use planners, water suppliers, decision makers, NGOs, practitioners and researchers (agronomists, hydrogeologists, ecologists, biologists). Based on previously defined gaps(statusquo assessment and stakeholder involvement), the project partners compiled a transnational set of 38 best management practices to be integrated into existing policy guidelines.