In 2010, the European Commission started assessing River Basin Management Plans (RBMPs), assisted by Strategic Coordination Groups. The findings of this assessment are formed in the building blocks of the 3rd WFD Implementation Report in 2012 in accordance with Article 18.3 of the WFD.

For 10 member states (Austria, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Finland, the Netherlands, Sweden, Slovakia, France, the United Kingdom and Germany) the assessment started at the end 2010. The assessment recently started for another 8 countries (Belgium (Flanders), Estonia, Italy, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland and Romania).

The timing for assessing the remaining countries depends on their adoption and reporting dates.

EUWMA is represented at the Strategic Coordination Group meetings.