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News EU Floods Directive published

This Directive 2007/60/EC of the European Parlianment and of the Council of 23 October 2007 on the assessment and management of flood risks (EU Floods Directive) has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union (ref L 288/27 dated on 06/11/2007). The purpose of this Directive is to establish a framework for the assessment and management of flood risks, aiming at the reduction of the adverse consequences for human health, the environment, cultural heritage and economic activity associated with floods in the Community.

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Contact information Helmut Bloech (email:
News type Inbrief
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Source of information EC DG Environment
Keyword(s) floods
Geographical coverage EU
News date 15/11/2007
Working language(s) ENGLISH