Norway habours the whole or part of 16 river basin districts (RBDs), out of which 10 are international (IRBDs) sharing water courses with Sweden and Finland to the east. A total of 6 of the RBDs are purely Norwegian, and 5 of the IRBDs are mainly Norwegian.
Norway decided on a voluntary basis to develop nine Pilot RBMPs, covering selected parts of each River Basin District, parallel to the first cycle in the EU MS. Consultation on these Pilot RBMPs took place in 2009, and the plans were adopted in June 2010. The European Commission’s assessment of the Norwegian voluntary pilot RBMPs is available here : SWD(2012)379 Volume 30/30 - English version.
From 2010 until the end of 2015, complete RMBPs and PoMs are being developed in Norway, synchronized with the second planning cycle in the EU. Consultation takes place in the second half of 2014. The plans will be adopted by the end of 2015, approved by the Central Government and reported in 2016, and implemented from 2016 until 2021.
A central web page provides all information in Norwegian, as well as more detail in English on the Implementation of the Water Framework Directive in Norway.
Read more on the specific pages of the relevant Competent Authorities (only in Norwegian). (Links for mainly Swedish IRBDs take you to the Swedish Competent Authorities. Some of the IRDBs still do not have web-pages).