The 5th European Water Conference aims to present and discuss progress in the implementation of EU water legislation. The event is jointly organised by the European Commission's Directorate-General for the Environment and the forthcoming Austrian EU Presidency.
The main objective of EU water legislation is to achieve good status of the EU's water resources. During 2018, a new comprehensive assessment of the state of implementation will become available. This will include a forthcoming Commission report on the EU Member States' second River Basin Management Plans and first Flood Risk Management Plans, together with the forthcoming State of Water Report 2018 from the European Environment Agency.