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Directive 2007/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the assessment and management of flood risks.

Type of law

This Directive sets out measures to reduce the risk of adverse effects associated with floods, with a view to protecting human health, the environment, cultural heritage and economic activities in general. It establishes a framework concerning the management and assessment of such flood risks. According to these provisions, all Member States must (i) undertake a preliminary flood risk assessment for each river basin district and for coastal areas; (ii) prepare flood hazard maps and flood risk maps; and (iii) elaborate flood risk management plans. These provisions must be implemented by Member States in coordination with the application of Directive 2000/60/EC, particularly as regards the objectives specified in article 4.
Date of text
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Official Journal of the European Union L 288, 6 November 2007, pp. 27-34.
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