According to the EU Directive 2000/60/EC (Water Framework Directive, hereinafter called: WFD), several steps have to be worked out on the way towards the good water status. For this goal, some of the main elements of the river basin management plans are the programme of measures. The programme of measures has to include basic and supplementary measures. In addition, it has to check the implementation of European Directives into the national law and has to estimate the effects of these rules on the quality of the water bodies. If these regulations are not sufficient to reach the good status of water, supplementary measures have to be applied. The paper gives an overview of how basic and supplementary measures for wastewater treatment were considered in the Drava River Basin. The main stress is given to the implementation of the EU Directive 91/271/EEC (the Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive, hereinafter called: UWWTD), as part of the basic measures as defined in Annex VI of WFD and its results in the Drava River Basin.

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