Water Framework Directive
The WFD was adopted in 2000 and envisaged a long implementation process leading to the adoption of the river basin management plans (RBMPs) in 2009, which describe the actions envisaged to implement the Directive. The plans should deliver the objectives of the WFD, including non-deterioration of water status and the achievement of good status by 2015. The preparatory process of the plans has already been subject to two Commission implementation reports in 2007 and 2009.
In 2010, the Commission started with the assessment of the RBMPs. The findings of this screening assessment will form the building blocks of the 3rd WFD implementation report, to be presented by the end of 2012 in accordance with WFD Article 18(3).