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.
GREEN - all third River Basin Management Plans adopted
YELLOW – public consultation concluded but third River Basin Management Plans not adopted yet
ORANGE – public consultation ongoing
RED – public consultation not yet started
*Norway is implementing the Water Framework Directive under a specific timetable agreed pursuant to the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA). The plans for 2016-2021 represent the first cycle under formal WFD obligations for Norway.
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 accessed via the following links: