Screening Assessment of Draft Second Cycle River Basin Management Plans
What progress have EU Member States made in implementing the Water Framework Directive between the first (2009) to the second cycle (2015) of river basin management planning? A consultant's report co-authored by Ecologic Institute is provides initial insights on the basis of a screening assessment of the second River Basin Management Plans draft, prepared for the fourth European Water Conference. The report is available for download.
The main focus of the 4th European Water Conference (23-24 March 2015, Brussels) was on lessons learned from the 1st Water Framework Directive (WFD) planning cycle, expectations for the 2nd planning cycle as well as on experiences in implementing the Floods Directive. The timing of the Conference coincided with the public consultations of the Member States on the draft 2nd River Basin Management Plans (RBMPs) and (some of) the draft Flood Risk Management Plans.