About this initiative


The Water Framework Directive (2000/60/EC) is the most comprehensive instrument of EU water policy and its main objective is to protect and enhance EU water resources to achieve good status. The fitness check will evaluate this Directive, two other Directives directly linked to it (Directive 2006/118/EC on Groundwater and 2008/105/EC on Quality Standards) and the Floods Directive (2007/60/EC), which has been the catalyst for introducing a risk management approach to water floods across the EU.

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Evaluation and Fitness Check Roadmap


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Evaluation and Fitness Check Roadmap
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20 October 2017 - 17 November 2017 (midnight Brussels time)
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  • Anoniminis (France)
    17 November 2017 Non-governmental organisation (NGO)
    Anoniminis (France)

    Created in 1990, Surfrider Foundation Europe (SFE) is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the protection and enhancement of Europe’s ocean, seas, beaches, lakes, rivers and coastlines. The organisation proactively works on a wide range of issues pertaining to marine, aquatic and coastal protection from marine litter to water quality or climate change. Surfrider Foundation Europe welcomes the initiative of the European Commission to conduct...

  • jean michel clerc (France)
    17 novembre 2017 EU citizen
    jean michel clerc (France)

    La « European Water Conference » devrait inclure des sessions et des ateliers spécifiques consacrées aux Retours d'Expériences sur des cas concrets de mises en oeuvre de la DCE, auxquels les ONG et la société civile puissent participer et s'exprimer. L'élaboration, approbation, puis transposition de la DCE et des directives associées selon le droit de chaque pays, s'est effectuée sur une période longue (plusieurs années) représentative du...

  • City of Paris (France)
    17 novembre 2017 Public authority
    City of Paris (France)

    City of Paris 's Stance- The Water Framework Directive is widely accepted as the most important part of European environmental legislation for water. It is a reference case for the protection and enhancement of water resources. However, seventeen years later, it is now time for a feedback (attached a document)-

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17 September 2018 - 12 March 2019 (midnight Brussels time)
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