The objective of the contract is to support the Water Unit of EC DG Environment with the assessment of the compliance of the review and update of the River Basin Management Plans that was done by Member States. This involves the development of an integrated assessment framework in order to assess the RBMPs consistently. While compliance is an important part of this project, the objectives are wider and beyond compliance in order to provide the Commission with insights on two specific areas:
– Τhe DPSIR storylines for the main pressures (i.e. explore in detail how the main pressures are being considered and addressed throughout the EU); and
– The wider relationship of the implementation of the WFD with other European environmental policies.