• “Water is a heritage which must be protected and defended.”
    The European Union Water Framework Directive (2000/60/EC).

  • “Water is a heritage which must be protected and defended.”
    The European Union Water Framework Directive (2000/60/EC).

  • “Water is a heritage which must be protected and defended.”
    The European Union Water Framework Directive (2000/60/EC).

  • “Water is a heritage which must be protected and defended.”
    The European Union Water Framework Directive (2000/60/EC).

  • “Water is a heritage which must be protected and defended.”
    The European Union Water Framework Directive (2000/60/EC).

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UKTAG first published guidance on the classification of ecological potential in 2008.  This guidance included lists of mitigation measures relevant to the range of adverse impacts on the water environment that the different water uses can have.   For impoundments for the purposes of water storage and supply, 12 mitigation measures were identified.  These recommendations supersede the existing guidance on assessing whether a measure is in place and adequate for 3 of these 12 mitigation measures, and have been determined following consultation and a stakeholder workshop throughout 2013.

Publication Date: 
04-December-2013
Advisory Group: 
UKTAG

The working paper outlining the impact classification of alien species has been updated (05/02/2014) following the completion of additional risk assessments by GBNNSS and Phase 3 of the review of Environmental Standards.

Publication Date: 
05-February-2014
Advisory Group: 
UKTAG

This paper sets out UKTAG’s advice on the identification of relevant Natura 2000 sites for inclusion on the register of Protected Areas required under Article 6 of the Water Framework Directive

Advisory Group: 
UKTAG

Development and review of a TraC Hydromorphology Decision Support Tool for (a) screening proposed new or altered activities / structures for compliance with WFD water body status and (b) classifying TraC waters under the WFD

Publication Date: 
28-October-2013
Advisory Group: 
UKTAG

This paper sets out guidance on the delineation and characterisation of groundwater bodies as required under Article 5 of the Water Framework Directive (WFD) and detailed in Annex II of the WFD.

Advisory Group: 
UKTAG