Background for the water management plans
The water management plans are a key element in implementation of the EU Water Framework Directive. The Directive states that all waters of EU Member States - watercourses, lakes, the coastal part of the sea and the groundwater must be in "good status" by 2015.
The Danish water management plans describe how Denmark will achieve the targets in the Water Framework Directive.
In Denmark, the Danish Ministry of the Environment is responsible for work on implementing the Water Framework Directive and preparing water management plans.