Observer Status Common Implementation Strategy
The implementation of the Water Framework Directive raises a number of shared technical challenges for the Member States, the Commission, the Candidate and EEA Countries as well as stakeholders and NGOs. In addition, many of the European river basins are international, crossing administrative and territorial borders and therefore a common understanding and approach is crucial to the successful and effective implementation of the Directive.
In order to address the challenges in a co-operative and coordinated way, the Member States, Norway and the Commission agreed on a Common Implementation Strategy (CIS) for the Water Framework Directive only five months after the entry into force of the Directive.
The results of this work, for instance guidance documents, resource documents or key events related to different aspects of the implementation is available on CIRCA, and Thematic CIS information sheets are available giving an overview with direct links to key documents available.
EUWMA is represented in several of these CIS working groups.
For more information on the CIS, see the website of DG ENV