Reporting obligation for: Bathing Water Directive - Identification of Bathing Areas

Title Bathing Water Directive - Identification of Bathing Areas
Description Member States shall notify of all waters identified as bathing waters, including the reason for any change compared to the preceding year.
This reporting obligation is an Eionet core data flow

Delivery process is managed by EEA
Legislative instrument title New Bathing Water Directive (consolidated)
Reporting dates and guidelines
National reporting coordinators WISE - National reporting coordinators (extranet-wise-nfp)
National reporting contacts Bathing Water Directive - Data reporters (extranet-bwd-data)
Reporting frequency Annually
Next report due If MS decide to report under Directive 2006/7/EC in 2008, the reporting table, together with other requested reporting tables, is due 31 December. From 2009 bathing season on, it is due after 1 January and before the start of the bathing season.
Date comments  
Report to European Commission
Other clients using this reporting
Reporting guidelines Guidelines available through EIONET Help section [Valid since 30/10/2015]  
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 2015 season reporting. The letter "WISE Bathing Water Directive data request 2015" is available at

Member States must provide in digital format specified table "Inventory of identified bathing waters" 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 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