Table 1. Institutional framework for the management of freshwater and its uses

Water policy Agricultural policy Shellfish farming policy
Constitutional law EU Water framework directive
EU Common agricultural policy National Decree on marine cultures
Local collective rules A: Hierarchy of water uses
and crisis restrictions
C: Volume authorized for irrigation E: Structural scheme (leasing grounds allocation)
Operational agreements B: Schedule of water releases from dams
D: Irrigation schedules and practices F: Oyster bank management