Legislative instrument details: Water Framework Directive (consolidated)

Classification
Legal name Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2000 establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy as amended by Decision 2455/2001/EC and Directives 2008/32/EC, 2008/105/EC and 2009/31/EC.
Short name Water Framework Directive (consolidated)
CELEX reference 32000L0060 (32001D2455, 32008L0032, 32008L0105, 32009L0031)
Identification number 2000/60/EC
Issued by European Parliament and Council
URL to issuer http://ec.europa.eu/environment/water/wa...
Parent legislative instrument
Related instrument(s) 2006/118/EC Groundwater Daughter Directive to WFD
Environmental Quality Standards Directive
Valid from 22/12/2000
Abstract The purpose of this directive is to establish a framework for the protection of inland surface waters, transitional waters, coastal waters and groundwater.

The Directive has been amended by:
-Decision No 2455/2001/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 November 2001 establishing the list of priority substances in the field of water policy and amending Directive 2000/60/EC (http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?...).
-Directive 2008/32/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2008 amending Directive 2000/60/EC establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy, as regards the implementing powers conferred on the Commission.
-Directive 2008/105/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2008 on environmental quality standards in the field of water policy, amending and subsequently repealing Council Directives 82/176/EEC, 83/513/EEC, 84/156/EEC, 84/491/EEC, 86/280/EEC and amending Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council.
-Directive 2009/31/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2009 on the geological storage of carbon dioxide and amending Council Directive 85/337/EEC, European Parliament and Council Directives 2000/60/EC, 2001/80/EC, 2004/35/EC, 2006/12/EC, 2008/1/EC and Regulation (EC) No 1013/2006.
Reporting framework
Reporting obligations
DG Env review of reporting theme Water
Geographic scope European Union
Comments According to Article 22 (1) the following will be repealed seven years after the date of entry into force of this Directive (22/12/2000): Directive 75/440/EEC (http://rod.eionet.europa.eu/instruments/202), Decision 77/795/EEC (http://rod.eionet.europa.eu/instruments/36), Directive 79/869/EEC (http://rod.eionet.europa.eu/instruments/213).(2)The following shall be repealed 13 years after the date of entry into force of this Directive: Directive 78/659/EEC (http://rod.eionet.europa.eu/instruments/210), Directive 79/923/EEC (http://rod.eionet.europa.eu/instruments/214), Directive 80/68/EEC (http://rod.eionet.europa.eu/instruments/217), Directive 76/464/EEC (http://rod.eionet.europa.eu/instruments/205).

The new Groundwater Directive (Directive 2006/118/EC) and Environmental Quality Standards Directive (Directive 2008/105/EC) are the daughter directives to this Directive. See under "Related instrument(s)".