Bathing Water Profiles -Best Practices and Guidance
EC December 2009
Directive 2006/7/CE concerning the management of bathing water and repealing Directive 76/160/EEC requires the elaboration by Member States of bathing water profiles for the first time by 24 March 2011.
Following a workshop on bathing water profiles (Namur, 27-28 June 2007), the Regulatory Committee under the Bathing Water Directive in its meeting of 26 November 2007 discussed the findings of this workshop and agreed to create a working group to develop a document reflecting best knowledge and practice on bathing water profiles.
The purpose of the present guide is to support Member States in developing bathing water profiles. This document “Bathing water profiles: best practices and guidance” is addressed:
Directive 2006/7/CE does not provide a basis for any legally binding document on bathing water profiles. Consequently, this document should be regarded as presenting an informal consensus position on best practice agreed by all partners.