Cooperation in the Water sector
Union for the Mediterranean

File The EU Water Framework Directive (EU WFD)

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Release date 21/10/2008
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On 23 October 2000, the "Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a framework for the Community action in the field of water policy" or, in short, the EU Water Framework Directive (or even shorter the WFD) was finally adopted.

Please find below the text of the Directive which was published in the Official Journal (OJ L 327) on 22 December 2000 and entered into force the same day:

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