Reporting obligation for: Groundwater in WFD River Basin Management Plan including programme of measures

Title Groundwater in WFD River Basin Management Plan including programme of measures
Description EC Water Reporting Obligation
Member States shall:
-establish the threshold values for groundwater pollutants and indicators of pollution,
-assess the groundwater chemical status,
-identify significant and sustained upward trends in concentrations of pollutants, groups of pollutants or indicators of pollution,
-define the starting points for trend reversals.
Member States shall also ensure that the programme of measures under the Water Framework Directive (Article 11 report) includes measures to prevent or limit inputs of pollutants into groundwater.
Delivery process or content of this obligation overlaps with another reporting obligation (
Legislative instrument title 2006/118/EC Groundwater Daughter Directive to WFD
Reporting dates and guidelines
National reporting coordinators
National reporting contacts
Reporting frequency Every 72 months
Next report due 22/03/2022
Date comments was first due 22/03/2010. First draft of RBMP one year before (end of 2008, of 2014,...). Threshold values shall be established by 22 December 2008. 
Report to European Commission
Other clients using this reporting
Reporting guidelines WFD reporting resources  
Extra information WFD reporting resources at ETC/ICM web site contains all needed support files for reporting including help documents and schemas.

Summary of the information on threshold values, of the assessment of groundwater chemical status and of the trend assessment and the reasons for the starting points for trend reversals shall be published in the WFD river basin management plans (Article 13 report).

Annex II (Part A, C): guidelines for the establishment of threshold values and information on threshold values (Article 3).
Annex III: the procedure for assessing groundwater chemical status (Article 4).
Annex IV (Part A): the procedure for the identification of significant and sustained upward trends by designing a monitoring programme (Article 5).

Guidance documents elaborated under the Common Implementation Strategy (CIS) n°15 to n°18 and n°26 by Working Group on Groundwater should help to meet the requirements of the groundwater elements of the Water Framework Directive and the new Groundwater Directive (
Additional information can be found in the WFD CIS technical reports on the Groundwater CIRCA library (
Principle repository CDR  
Data used for WISE WFD Database
Type of information reported Data, Compliance, Spatial, State of the environment, Text report