Assessment and management of flood risks
|Directive 2007/60/EC||October 23rd, 2007|
|OJ L 288,
Nov. 6th, 2007
|Directive 2007/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2007 on the assessment and management of flood risks|
Transboundary assessment of flood risks in order to prevent these by minimizing the risks.
Its aim is to reduce and manage the risks that floods pose to human health, the environment, cultural heritage and economic activity.
Flood risk maps and management plans must be coordinated with the Water Framework Directive (Directive 2000/60/EC), particularly as regards the characterisation of river basins, management plans for river basins and public consultation and information procedures.
The Directive has to be transposed into national law by Nov., 26th 2009
The directive provides for assessment of the risk of flooding in river basins,
the mapping of flood risks in all regions where there is a serious risk of flooding and the drawing up of flood risk management plans based on close cooperation between and the broad participation of Member States.