Reporting obligation for: Water Framework Directive - Monitoring Programmes

Title Water Framework Directive - Monitoring Programmes
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  
Report to European Commission, Directorate General Environment
Other clients using this reporting
Reporting guidelines User Guide to the WFD Reporting Schemas v4.3 [Valid since 22/10/2009]  
Extra information The monitoring reporting sheets cover the surface and groundwater monitoring programmes identified in Annex V.

The Reporting sheets covering the requirements for Article 8 were converted to electronic schemas
and the MS reported on that Article in 2007.

Guidance documents elaborated under the Common Implementation Strategy (CIS) should help the reporting, for this obligation see especially guidance n°7 MONITORING and n°15 GROUNDWATER MONITORING on the WFD CIRCA library (
A Water Information System for Europe (WISE) should also help the reporting. This is the first WFD report submitted only electronically through WISE by using EEA Reportnet (Central Data Repository). The Article 8 XML schemas are available at
Additional information on schemas can be found at Expert meeting on streamlining & consolidation of WFD reporting schemas: Prague 11.06.2008
Principle repository CDR  
Data used for
Type of information reported Data, Compliance, Spatial, State of the environment, Text report