Reporting obligation for: Bathing Water Directive - Report

Title Bathing Water Directive - Report
Description EC Water Reporting Obligation under Standardised Reporting Directive
Reporting under this obligation is used for EEA Core set of indicators

Delivery process is managed by EEA
Legislative instrument title Bathing Water Directive (consolidated)
Reporting dates and guidelines
National reporting coordinators
National reporting contacts Authorised WISE data providers for BWDs
Reporting frequency terminated
Next report due terminated
Date comments  
Report to European Commission, Directorate General Environment
Other clients using this reporting
Reporting guidelines Guidelines available through the Reportnet Data Dictionary [Valid since 16/10/2008]  
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 letter "WISE Bathing Water Directive data request 2011" is available at

Member States must provide in digital format specified files as defined in Data Dictionary "WISE - Bathing Water Quality Reporting under Directive 76/160/EEC" or questionnaire in Annex VIII of the Commission Decision 92/446/EEC amended by Decision 95/337/EC

There are two possibilities available to assist the Member States:
-prepared reporting templates via xls- or xml-schema according to the Data Dictionary at
-specific software BWATER data input tool via txt-schema according to the "Guidance on reporting for BWD-updated version of 2007" deriving from concerning questionnaire (accessible under 1st Workshop on reporting on new and old BWD 22/10/2007 at the Bathing Water Directive WFD CIRCA library

Additional information is available at:
-DG ENV website related to BWD
-public EEA Circa 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