About this consultation

Feedback period
17 September 2018 - 4 March 2019

Target audience

All citizens and the wider community of stakeholders are welcome to express their views.

Why we are consulting

The consultation aims to collect as many views as possible on how the Water Framework Directive and the Floods Directive have respectively brought about changes to the sustainable management of water and improvement in the state of water bodies, and to the strategies to reduce the risk of flooding across the EU. The consultation will gather both general views from the public on their understanding and relation with water and more detailed information and opinions from national authorities, experts and private entities in charge of implementation on the specificities of the Directives. It is intended to also go beyond pure implementation and collect opinions on the functioning and interactions of the different Directives, as well as the costs and benefits that the different stakeholders attach to them.

Responding to the questionnaire

You can contribute to this consultation by filling in the online questionnaire. If you are unable to use the online questionnaire, please contact us using the email address below.

Questionnaires are available in some or all official EU languages. You can submit your responses in any official EU language.

For reasons of transparency, organisations and businesses taking part in public consultations are asked to register in the EU’s Transparency Register.

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Personal data and privacy

The European Union is committed to user privacy. When carrying out public consultations we adhere to the policy on 'protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Community institutions', based on Regulation 45/2001 on processing of personal data by the EU institutions.

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