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Status of implementation of the WFD in the Member States

River Basin Management Plans are the key tools for implementing the WFD. They are drawn up after extensive public consultation and are valid for a six-year period.

By clicking on the map below you can find out the status of the public consultations on the third River Basin Management Plans in each River Basin District.

Europe Austria Belgium Bulgaria Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland France France Germany Greece Hungary Italy Italy Latvia Lithuania Luxembourg Malta Poland Portugal Romania Slovakia Slovenia Spain Spain Sweden The Netherlands UK Norway Croatia Ireland Iceland

NB Next update autumn 2022

DARK GREEN – third River Basin Management Plans fully reported to CDR
LIGHT GREEN – third River Basin Management Plans reported
YELLOW – public consultation concluded but third River Basin Management Plans not reported yet
ORANGE – public consultation ongoing
RED – public consultation not yet started

*Norway and Iceland are both implementing the Water Framework Directive under a specific timetable agreed pursuant to the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA). The plans for 2022-2027 represent the second cycle under formal WFD obligations for Norway and Iceland.

Disclaimer: The information in the maps may not necessarily reflect the latest formal information that is available to the Commission. Hence, this information does not necessarily reflect the views of the European Commission. It is intended for general information to the public, but is not the basis on which the European Commission decides upon the necessity to launch legal proceedings against the Member States for not fulfilling the obligations of the Directive.


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.

International River Basin Management Plans

A number of international River Basin Districts have also published River Basin Management Plans, which can be accessed via the following links: