2 Status and pressures of Europe’s waters in 2nd RBMPs

In 2019, the European Commission published its report on the assessment of the second RBMPs (EC, 2019a,b), including detailed analysis of Member States’ programmes of measures, as well as country-specific and EU-wide recommendations to tackle water management challenges. To accompany and inform the assessment, the EEA produced a report on the state of Europe's water (EEA, 2018)[1]. In addition, the Water Information System for Europe (WISE) WFD visualisation tool presents more, and more detailed, results[2].

This chapter is an updated version of part of the executive summary[3] of the EEA 2018 report on the state of Europe’s water. While the 2018 EEA report was based on data from 25 EU Member States, this updated chapter is based on additional data from Greece, Ireland, Lithuania, and Norway. Therefore, the results presented below on water status and pressures cover EU28 Member States[4] and Norway. Throughout this report, the term WFD countries has been used to cover the countries that implement the WFD: the 27 EU Member States, Norway and United Kingdom.

[1] https://www.eea.europa.eu/publications/state-of-water


[3] More detailed information is available in the 2018 EEA report and the WISE Freshwater WFD visualisation tool.

[4] This summary presents data from second RBMPs (up to 2016), when the UK was still an EU Member State, therefore data about the UK status and pressures are included.

comments (0)