River basin districts
Finland is divided into river basin districts (RBD) for the purposes of the river basin planning and management required under the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD). These districts have been defined on the basis of the natural basins of major rivers.
Finland´s centres for economic development, transport and the environment are responsible for the planning of river basin management in their respective districts, with one centre for economic development, transport and the environment appointed to co-ordinate the management of each of the five RBDs, together with a steering group. All of the centres in each RBD participate in the work of the steering groups, together with a representative of the fisheries administration.
- River basin districts (environment.fi)