Peer to peer Project

Welcome to the peer-to-peer process website.

The aim of the project is to set up a simple, voluntary and targeted system to allow mutual learning between Competent Authorities (the peers) about Water Framework Directive (WFD) and Floods Directive (FD) implementation.

This project follows the “peer review mechanism” which successful first phase took place from 2014 to the end of 2016. After the favourable feedback expressed at the SCG meeting on 27 October 2016, the European Commission has launched a new 2-year phase renamed peer-to-peer process support for the improvement of WFD and FD.

This is aimed as a stimulating instrument for developing collaborative thinking and exchanging expertise between River Basin Managment Plan (RBMP) and Floods River Managment Plan (FRMP) developers in EU basins!

This portal make available comprehensively the information linked to the project to enable peers to organize fruitful exchanges that can take the form of peer-to-peer exchange mission or webinar.

For complete information please download the manual of procedures.

Project description & objectives


The European basins involved in peer to peer missions


Future Webinar Program & Video Recording


Flood Risk Management
in the United States of America

  Date:  10 October 2019 16:00 C.E.T. (Brussels time)
  Duration: 2 hours
  Number of participants: maximum 40
  Registration deadline: Tuesday 08 October 2019

Dear EU Water Directors, CIS Members of the Strategic Coordination Group, of the Working Group on Floods, and of the River Basin Authorities,
Dear experts and stakeholders,

As Peer-to-Peer secretariat, the International Office for Water invites you to participate in a 2-hour on-line seminar on Thursday 10 October 2019 at 16:00 C.E.T. (Brussels time)

Since 2007, the Floods Directive (FD) provides the framework and an inducement for European Union Member States to shift their focus from mainly flood protection to prevention, preparedness and protection; from a local to a river basin wide approach to risk; not only considering consequences for people and economies, but also for the environment and cultural heritage.

An assessment published by the European Commission in February 2019, concluded that Member States made good efforts in the preparation of their first flood risk management plans under the FD and progress in managing flood risk. As with any endeavour, there are challenges too. Since there is hardly ever only one way of doing things, this webinar aspires to provide an opportunity for exposure to flood risk management approaches practiced in the United States of America.

>> Click here for Agenda and registration

This on-line seminar will be of relevance to staff of competent authorities and experts involved in flood risk management. Free of charge, it only requires internet access, and gives participants an opportunity to ask questions to the speakers.

If you are interested but cannot attend the webinar, let us know and we will give you access to a video recording.

You are very welcome to forward this invitation to potentially interested colleagues.

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