Following expiry of the deadlines for publishing the 1st River Basin Management Plans (22.12.2009) and for reporting those plans to the Commission (22.3.2010), the Commission services assessed the River Basin Management Plans received.
In accordance with Article 18 (WFD) the Commission must publish a report to the European Parliament and to the Council on the implementation of this Directive at the latest by 22.12.2012. It has to include among other things a review of progress in the implementation of the Directive and a survey of the river basin management plans submitted in accordance with Article 15, including suggestions for the improvement of future plans.
This 3rd WFD implementation report was adopted on 14/11/2012 and consists of the following documents:
Related to these WFD implementation reports, a number of facts, figures and maps have been produced.
More background documentation and links to data reported is available here.
By clicking on the map below you can find out more about the River Basin Management Plans available in each River Basin District , as well as the status of consultations which are still ongoing in the different EU Member States. You will find direct links to page where you can download the plans, as well as information on the timing of consultations, links to consultation websites as well as links to the draft River Basin Management Plans and other key documents ! Not all Member States have however complied with the timetable - the Member States in red below have not yet started consultations.
Select a country by clicking on the map (Updated 08/04/2014).
GREEN - River Basin Management Plans adopted
RED - River Basin Management Plans not yet adopted
* Norway is implementing the Water Framework Directive as part of the European Economic Area Agreement, with specific timetable agreed.
* Spain – 15 RBMPs adopted (out of 25)
* Greece – 10 RBMPs (out of 14) adopted
* Denmark – RBMPs adopted in December 2011 have been withdrawn and new plans are subject to consultations
The Commission's online library CIRCABC also contains a collection of key documents and links to the reported River basin management plans - along with other important information from the process of implementing the Water Framework Directive so far.
A number of international River Basin Districts have also published River Basin Management Plans, which can be downloaded below :