#26: Inter-agency programmes
Interagency programs are designed to promote coordinated strategic water planning at central government level.
Some of the OECD countries have had their national water plans or programs drawn up jointly by several ministries and government agencies. Interagency programs have often been used to support this collective strategic planning task in water policy-making.
Example: Transnational management of international river basin of Sheld and Meuse
The dispositions provided through the Water Framework Directive (WFD) led to the creation of several commissions responsible to ensure transnational coordination in the management of the international river basin of Sheld and Meuse in Flanders (Belgium). Furthermore, following the directive, a Committee on Integrated Water Policy was established to coordinate water policies in Flanders. More specifically, the committee guarantees harmonization of integrated water policies in the sub-basins and plan and present integrated water policy, implementing decisions of the Flemish government when applicable.