• “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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All of the relevant information on standards and typology for phosphorus in lakes is in the ministerial directions of the relevant administrations; DEFRA, WG, SG and DOENI.  There is currently no specific / separate method statement.

Publication Date: 
20-August-2014
Advisory Group: 
UKTAG

This method statement provides guidance on the use of the metal bioavailability assessment tool (M-BAT) for practitioners involved in monitoring, assessment and classification using the new EQSbioavailable that have been developed for a number of  metals under the  Water Framework Directive (WFD). The document and tool covers copper, zinc, manganese and nickel.  

Publication Date: 
28-July-2014
Advisory Group: 
UKTAG

This method statement describes a system for assessing and classifying surface water bodies (rivers, lakes, transitional and coastal) based on the presence of high impact alien species.

Publication Date: 
17-July-2014
Advisory Group: 
UKTAG
This classification method encompasses fish abundance, taxonomic composition and age structure.  The tool relates the number of salmon and trout caught in a survey to the predicted abundance and prevalence of the species at the specific site.
Publication Date: 
16-July-2014
Advisory Group: 
UKTAG

Macrophytes provide habitats for fish and smaller animals; they bind sediments, protect banks, absorb nutrients and provide oxygenation. Macrophytes can indicate the impact of increased nutrients in lakes and are also influenced by other pressures such as water level change or acidification.

Publication Date: 
16-July-2014
Advisory Group: 
UKTAG