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Interesting Links concerning the Water Framework Directive

Links to official WFD web sites in Member states

Below you find links to the official WFD implementation web sites of the EU Member States. On these sites you can often access more detailed information on water management in specific countries than the Commission has the possibility to provide.

Country Web address

Austria

http://www.lebensministerium.at/wasser/
Belgium http://eau.wallonie.be
http://www.ciwvlaanderen.be
http://www.ibgebim.be/francais/contenu/content.asp?ref=2102
Bulgary http://www.moew.government.bg/
Cyprus http://www.wfd.wdd.moa.gov.cy
Czech Republic http://www.env.cz
http://www.mze.cz
Denmark http://naturstyrelsen.dk/vandplaner/
Estonia http://www.envir.ee
Finland http://www.ymparisto.fi/
France http://www.eaufrance.fr/
Germany http://www.bmu.de/gewaesserschutz
http://wasserblick.net/
Greece http://www.minenv.gr/welcome_gr.html
Hungary http://euvki.hu
Ireland http://www.wfdireland.ie/
Italy See annex 4 of the Commission's Staff working document SEC(2007) 362 final
Latvia http://www.lvgma.gov.lv
Lithuania http://aaa.am.lt/
Luxembourg http://www.waasser.lu/gestion_de_leau/gestion.html
Malta http://www.mra.org.mt/wfd_introduction.shtml
Netherlands http://www.kaderrichtlijnwater.nl
http://www.waterkwaliteitsportaal.nl
Poland http://www.rdw.org.pl/index.php
Portugal http://dqa.inag.pt/
Romania http://www.rowater.ro/

Slovakia

http://www.enviro.gov.sk
Slovenia http://www.mop.gov.si
Spain http://www.mma.es/portal/secciones/acm/politica_agua/directiva_marco_aguas/
Sweden

http://www.vattenmyndigheterna.se/Sv/Pages/default.aspx
http://www.havochvatten.se/

United Kingdom

http://www.defra.gov.uk/environment/quality/water/
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Environment/Water/WFD
http://www.ni-environment.gov.uk/water-home/wfd.htm 

Links to the specific Competent Authorities of the different River Basin Districts can be found in annex 4 of the Commission's Staff working document (SEC(2007) 362 final of 22.3.2007) which accompanied the first implementation report of the Water Framework Directive.

WFD and International River Basin Commissions and Conventions

The International River Basin Commissions have an important role in coordination of WFD implementation in the EU Member States. Below you will find links to some of the most active River Basin Commissions in Europe.

River Basin Commission Web address

Odra River

http://www.mkoo.pl
Elbe River http://www.ikse.de
Meuse http://www.meuse-maas.be
Danube http://www.icpdr.org
Rhine River http://www.iksr.de
Scheldt http://www.isc-cie.com

A number of other international river/lake conventions also exist :