|Legal name||Directive 2007/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2007 on the assessment and management of flood risks|
|Short name||Floods Directive|
|Issued by||European Parliament and Council|
|URL to issuer||http://ec.europa.eu/environment/water/fl...|
|Parent legislative instrument|
The purpose of this Directive is to establish a framework for the assessment and management of flood risks, aiming at the reduction of the adverse consequences for human health, the environment, cultural heritage and economic activity associated with floods in the Community.
The Directive covers all types of floods, both along rivers and in coastal areas. There are also other risks, such as urban floods and sewer floods, which must also be taken into account.
|DG Env review of reporting theme||Water|
|Geographic scope||European Union|
The deadline for transposition of this Directive in Member States is 25/11/2009.
Member States shall take appropriate steps to coordinate the application of this Directive and that of Directive 2000/60/EC focusing on opportunities for improving efficiency, information exchange and for achieving common synergies and benefits having regard to the environmental objectives laid down in Article 4 of Directive 2000/60/EC.
There are operational links between the directives regarding implementation cycle, competent authorities (river basin districts), characterisation of river basin districts (flood maps), public participation, management plan. See for the Water Framework Directive http://rod.eionet.europa.eu/show.jsv?id=516&mo...