The European Floods Directive sets clear deadlines for the steps of implementation:

2009 until 2015 - 1st cycle
Deadline Topics FD Art. Status
11/2007 Entry into force 18
11/2009 Adoption into national legislation 17
05/2010 Report on changes concerning the responsible authorities / Determination of management units 3
12/2010 Decision about adoption of transitional measures 13
12/2011 Publication of the preliminary flood risk assessment / Designation of risk areas 4/5
12/2013 Publication of the flood hazard maps and flood risk maps 6
12/20014- 06/2015 Public participation in the draft of the flood risk management plan 14(2)
12/2015 Publication of the flood risk management plan 7
2015 until 2021 - 2nd cycle
Deadline Topics FD Art. Status
12/2018 Publication of the updated flood risk assessment / Update of the risk areas 14(1)/5  
12/2019 Publication of the updated flood hazard maps and flood risk maps 14(2)  
12/2021 Publication of the updated flood risk management plan 14(3)  
2021 until 2027 - 3rd cycle
Deadline Topics FD Art. Status
12/2024 Publication of the 2nd updated flood risk assessment / Update of the risk areas 14(1)/5  
12/2025 Publication of the 2nd updated flood hazard maps and flood risk maps 14(2)  
12/2027 Publication of the 2nd updated flood risk management plan 14(3)