This 4th WFD implementation report was adopted on 9 March 2015
In accordance with Article 18.4 of the Water Framework Directive (WFD) the Commission must publish in 2015 an interim report to the European Parliament and to the Council on the implementation of this Directive. It has to include a review of progress in the implementation of the Programmes of Measures planned by Member States in their River Basin Management Plans. The interim report is based on the analysis of the reports submitted by Member States in accordance with Article 15.3 and it also provides suggestions for the improvement of future Programmes of Measures to be inserted in the update of the River Basin Management Plans, due at the latest by 22/12/2015. In order to identify and build on existing synergies with the Floods Directive (FD) it also includes a section on the assessment of that Directive's implementation.