Aarhus Convention and Community Law: the Interplay
© Lexxion Verlagsgesellschaft mbH (2/2005)
This article will examine the interrelationship of the Aarhus Convention and European Community law. The main thesis is that while the Convention is based on experience gained from the implementation of earlier pieces of relevant Community legislation and the desire to transfer them ”Eastward”, the final outcome has outgrown the original intention of the Convention and it now appears to be a breakthrough and a driving force for the development of enhanced Community legislation in the respective fields.

The Challenges of Environmental Protection in Croatia
© Lexxion Verlagsgesellschaft mbH (2/2005)
The policies that underpin environmental protection in Croatia are set out in the National Environmental Strategy and the National Environmental Action Plan passed by the Croatian Parliament on 25 January 2002. The National Environmental Strategy attempts to reconcile action in two basic strategic directions.

Access to Justice in EU Member States
© Lexxion Verlagsgesellschaft mbH (2/2005)
As a signatory of the Aarhus Convention, the European Union aims to transpose its provisions into EU law. The so-called legislative package presented by the European Commission at the end of 2003 to complete the implementation of the Aarhus Convention at the Community level contained a draft directive on access to justice in environmental matters, a proposal for a council decision on the conclusion of the Convention on behalf of the European Community and a draft regulation applying the three pillars of the Convention to all EU institutions.

The Aarhus Convention: a Driving Force for Environmental Democracy
© Lexxion Verlagsgesellschaft mbH (2/2005)
The Aarhus Convention – or to give it its full name, the UNECE Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters – has been described by the UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan as “the most ambitious venture in environmental democracy undertaken under the auspices of the United Nations [whose] adoption was a remarkable step forward in the development of international law”.

The distinction of responsibilities for waste disposal in national legislation of the EU countries
© Lexxion Verlagsgesellschaft mbH (12/2004)
In Germany, the public municipalities and the private waste management companies are trying to defend or acquire respectively contingents of the solid waste accumulation.

The increasing level of liberalization of the water sector in Italy: a look at the recent legal developments on the awarding of water services in Italy
© Lexxion Verlagsgesellschaft mbH (10/2004)
The water sector in Italy Italy ranks first in terms of water consumption in Europe, with a per capita consumption of 980 cube meters annually, compared to the European average of 604 cubic meters annually.

40 years of Waste Management in Austria – Conclusions and Recommendations for Developing Countries
© Lehrstuhl fĂĽr Abfallverwertungstechnik und Abfallwirtschaft der Montanuniversität Leoben (9/2004)
Within the past 40 years Austria has developed internationally outstanding competence in sustainable waste management.

International Comparison of Methods for the Design of Sewer Linings
© Vulkan-Verlag GmbH (8/2004)
Participants of the International Trenchless Technology Research Colloquium (ITTRC) decided in the year 2001 to design CIPP (Cured in Place Pipe) liner examples for a circular and an egg shaped sewer.

Fatigue Crack Growth in PE-Pipe Materials
© Vulkan-Verlag GmbH (8/2004)
Due to permanent improvements of Polyethylene (PE) pipe materials it is getting more and more difficult to estimate the lifetime of PE pipes with conventional tests within a reasonable timeframe.

Some like it hot! Polyphenylene sul.de (PPS) as a liner material for GRP piping systems in industrial plant engineering
© Vulkan-Verlag GmbH (8/2004)
This article discusses the latest developments in industrial piping systems. A PPS/FRP (fibre-reinforced) system (Dual-Laminate) has been developed for use in chemical piping systems at elevated temperatures in contact with critical chemical media.

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