R & D policies: Case study: Water: Present status in Greece, Italy, Portugal and Spain
This document represents the contribution by the Institute for prospective technological studies (IPTS) to the task force on environment and water set up within the framework of the fourth research and development framework programme. The document provides background information regarding the present water related research and development systems and policies in the following four countries: Greece, Italy, Portugal and Spain. The assessment of the present situation concerning the current national research and development framework shows that institutional restructuring in the research field has occurred throughout Europe, mainly to adjust to rising challenges and requirements. However, indicators for Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain appear to be very scarce compared with Northern Europe. The report aims to increase the availability of information about the status of research related to water. It presents the current situation of the general national research and development structure, followed by the present state of water related research in each of the four Southern European countries.
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 17726 EN (1997) 198pp., free of charge
Availability: Available from the Public Relations and Publications Unit, JRC Ispra, I-21020 Ispra (IT), Fax: +39-0332-785818
Record Number: 199810872 / Last updated on: 1998-08-04
Original language: en
Available languages: en