Reporting obligation for: Water Framework Directive - Characterisation of River Basin Districts

Title Water Framework Directive - Characterisation of River Basin Districts
Description EC Water Reporting Obligation
Delivery process is managed by EEA
Legislative instrument title Water Framework Directive (consolidated)
Reporting dates and guidelines
National reporting coordinators WISE - National reporting coordinators (extranet-wise-nfp)
National reporting contacts Water Framework Directive - Data reporters (extranet-wfd-data)
Reporting frequency terminated
Next report due terminated
Date comments was first due 22/03/2005. The establishment of register of protected areas was due 22/12/2004. 
Report to European Commission, Directorate General Environment
Other clients using this reporting
Reporting guidelines Updated 2004-2005 reporting sheets  
Extra information The register of protected areas should be maintained up to date.

The reporting on RBD, human activity and economy is called Article 5 report and was due for each RBD on 22/12/2004, with a summary sent to the Commission 3 month later. The Commission has agreed with MS to have an Electronic Reporting in WISE in 2006. The reporting is based on guidance documents elaborated under the Common Implementation Strategy (CIS), see especially IMPRESS, WATECO, GIS and Groundwater in Drinking Water Protected Areas on the WFD CIRCA library ( A Water Information System for Europe (WISE) and an Electronic Reporting Tool should also help the reporting. A guidance document including Reporting Sheets for 2005 Reporting was elaborated to adapt the reporting to these needs.

The Article 5 XML schemas are available at , while User Guide to the WFD Reporting Schemas v4.3 can be reached at
Additional information on schemas can be found at Expert meeting on streamlining & consolidation of WFD reporting schemas: Prague 11.06.2008

Reports have been moved from WISE-WFD prototype (JRC) to Central Data Repository (EEA Reportnet).
Principle repository CDR  
Data used for
Type of information reported Data, Compliance, Spatial, State of the environment, Text report