Reporting obligation for: Bathing Water Directive - Monitoring and Classification of Bathing Waters

Title Bathing Water Directive - Monitoring and Classification of Bathing Waters
Description Member States shall provide the Commission with the results of the monitoring and with the bathing water quality assessment for each bathing water, as well as with a description of significant management measures taken.
Reporting under this obligation is used for EEA Core set of indicators
Legislative instrument title New Bathing Water Directive (consolidated)
Reporting dates and guidelines
National reporting coordinators Water Directors of EU28 Member States
National reporting contacts BWD Data Reporters (extranet-bwd-data)
Reporting frequency Annually
Next report due 31/12/2015
Date comments MS have to report under Directive 2006/7/EC starting from bathing season 2012 at the latest in case of 4 year assessment period or can decide to report earlier (from the bathing season 2007). 
Report to European Commission, Directorate General Environment
Other clients using this reporting
Reporting guidelines Guidelines available through the Reportnet Data Dictionary [Valid since 30/10/2014]  
Extra information The letter of request is sent by EC, DG ENV and EEA to Nominated reporters under the Bathing Water Directive, Permanent Representations of EU Member States, Water Directors of EU Member States and Eionet National Focal Points every year with reference to templates to use, guidelines and other support files. The guidelines are being updated for the 2014 season reporting. The letter "WISE Bathing Water Directive data request 2014" is available at

Member States must provide in digital format specified reporting tables as defined in Data Dictionary "WISE - Bathing Water Quality Reporting under Directive 2006/7/EC". There are prepared reporting templates via xls- or xml-schema to assist the Member States.

Additional information is available at:
-DG ENV website related to BWD
-public EIONET Forum interest group WISE Water Directives reporting, subfolder for the Bathing Water Directive further divided into reporting for individual bathing seasons and workshops on BWD reporting at
-public Bathing Water Directive WFD CIRCA library under workshops on BWD reporting at
Principle repository CDR  
Data used for Bathing Water Directive - Status of bathing water
Type of information reported Data, Compliance, State of the environment, Text report