Floods Directive 2007/60/EC—snapshot
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Floods Directive 2007/60/EC—snapshot

The following Environment guidance note Produced in partnership with Laura Bolado provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Floods Directive 2007/60/EC—snapshot
  • Brexit impact
  • Purpose of the Floods Directive
  • Scope of the Directive
  • Connection with the WFD
  • The Directive’s approach to managing flood risk
  • Coordination with the Water Framework Directive and other obligations
  • Implementing measures and amendments
  • Transitional measures
  • Information and reporting obligations
  • more

Title Directive 2007/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2007 on the assessment and management of flood risks
Entry into force 26 November 2007 (art 18)
Transposition deadline 25 November 2009 (art 17)
Amendments As at 31 August 2017 there are no relevant amendments.
England and Wales implementation Flood Risk Regulations 2009, SI 2009/3042
Subject Flooding

Brexit impact

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Purpose of the Floods Directive

The purpose of the Floods Directive (the Directive) is to establish a common framework for assessing, managing and reducing the risk that floods, particularly along rivers and