Legal notice concerning the AquaKnow website

* Copyright notice
* Disclaimer
* Links to other websites
* Privacy Statement


Copyright notice

© European Union, 1995-2015 

Reuse is authorised, provided the source is acknowledged. The reuse policy of the European Commission is implemented by Decision of 12 December 2011 // [728KB] .


The general principle of reuse can be subject to conditions which may be specified in individual copyright notices. Therefore those willing to make use of the materials in the site are advised to refer to the copyright notices of the individual materials. Reuse is not applicable to documents subject to intellectual property rights of third parties.


If you believe that your work was posted on Aquaknow without authorisation, we invite you to contact us at


Users posting materials


AquaKnow is a dynamic platform for sharing knowledge on water sector related issues. This EC initiative it is designed for experts and practitioners of the institutions involved in the water sector such as governmental and non-governmental organisations, universities and research centres, international organisations, the private sector, water utilities, basin agencies, etc.


Users posting materials on Aquaknow declare to have the ownership or the right to use and to share the materials in the Aquaknow platform. Posted materials are entirely under their responsibility. 


By posting materials on the website, users grant the European Union a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, worldwide licence to use, reproduce as well as to communicate and make available to the public the materials in the Aquaknow platform and for Aquaknow related activities.


The European Union assumes no liability in relation to any intellectual property rights or image rights on materials posted by Aquaknow users that are not members of the EU staff.




The European Commission maintains this website to enhance public access to information about the water resources management and any tool useful for the water sector. Our goal is to keep this information timely and accurate. If errors are brought to our attention, we will try to correct them.


However the European Union and AquaKnow accept no responsibility or liability whatsoever with regard to the information on this site.

This information is

* of a general nature only and is not intended to address the specific circumstances of any particular individual or entity.
* not necessarily comprehensive, complete, accurate or up to date.
* sometimes originated by or linked to external sources over which the Commission services have no control and for which the EU assumes no responsibility.


Please note that it cannot be guaranteed that a document available on-line exactly reproduces an officially adopted text. Only the Official Journal of the European Union (its printed edition, or since 1 July 2013 its electronic edition made available on the EUR-Lex website), is authentic and produces legal effects.


It is our goal to minimize disruption caused by technical errors. However some data or information on our site may have been created or structured in files or formats that are not error-free and we cannot guarantee that our service will not be interrupted or otherwise affected by such problems. The Commission and Aquaknow accept no responsibility with regard to such problems incurred as a result of using this site or any linked external sites.

This disclaimer is not intended to limit liability in contravention of any requirements laid down in applicable national law nor to exclude liability for matters which may not be excluded under that law.


Links to other websites

Links from this web site may take you to other web sites that are not controlled or investigated by AquaKnow. Aquaknow management team does not approve or endorse the web sites to which it established links in any way.

Links are provided for your convenience only and AquaKnow is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of any other website linked directly or indirectly to Aquaknow. Use of any such links will not render the European Union or AquaKnow liable to you or any other person for loss or liability of any kind.

If you operate a website, you are welcome to link it to ours. Please take care that an active link is made to our homepage and that wherever possible, the link is accompanied by a small version of our logo (the logo can be downloaded under Press/press corner).

If you wish us to reciprocate, please contact us with full details of your site!



Privacy Statement

The European Union and AquaKnow are committed to protecting privacy and personal information will not be disclosed to third parties without prior consent.

There is no need to register to obtain access to all parts of the public AquaKnow site.

However registering as a participant will enable you to enter the restricted areas such as community and working group space of AquaKnow.