Guidance on general principles for pressures & impacts analysis

As part of a review of the impact of human activity on the status of waters (the pressures and impacts analysis), Article 5 and Annex II of the Water Framework Directive require Member States to:(a) Collect and maintain information on the type and magnitude of the significant pressures to which surface water and groundwater bodies in each River Basin District are liable to be subject; and(b) Carry out an assessment of the risk that these bodies will fail to meet the Directive’s environmental objectives.

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