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Please note that this guidance is for information only; it should not to be used in the classification of ecological status until information is available on which of the species listed are considered ‘high impact'.

Publication Date: 
19-October-2016
Advisory Group: 
UKTAG

Groundwater dependent terrestrial ecosystems (GWDTE) are wetlands which critically depend on groundwater flows and /or chemistries.

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

The Final Recommendations on Environmental Standards following phase 3 of the review have been published (November 2013).  This report includes zinc standards. 

Publication Date: 
04-November-2013
Publication Status: 
Final
Advisory Group: 
UKTAG

Following a consultation that ended on 28th February 2013,  UKTAG has finalised its recommendations on 1) biological standards for rivers, lakes, coastal and estuaries and 2) phosphorus standards for rivers.

Publication Date: 
30-October-2013
Publication Status: 
Final
Advisory Group: 
UKTAG

The UK Technical Advisory Group (UKTAG) has commissioned a programme of work to derive Environmental Quality Standards (EQSs) for substances falling under Annex VIII of the Water Framework Directive (WFD).

Publication Date: 
18-March-2013
Publication Status: 
Draft Final
Advisory Group: 
UKTAG

This report presents a proposal for a set of revised phosphorus standards for protecting High and Good status under the Water Framework Directive.

Publication Date: 
10-October-2012
Advisory Group: 
UKTAG

This is a Sniffer led project, the project funders were Scottish Environment Protection Agency, Environment Agency and Northern Ireland Environmental Agency, the work was done by APEM. 

Publication Date: 
30-August-2012
Advisory Group: 
UKTAG

The assessment of compliance of surface waters with environmental quality standards (EQSs) for metals has to deal with a number of issues that do not apply to other substances.

Publication Date: 
01-June-2012
Advisory Group: 
UKTAG

The UK Technical Advisory Group (UKTAG) has commissioned a programme of work to derive Environmental Quality Standards (EQSs) for substances falling under Annex VIII of the Water Framework Directive (WFD).

Publication Date: 
01-May-2012
Publication Status: 
Draft Final
Advisory Group: 
UKTAG

This report provides estimates of ambient background concentrations (ABCs) for several metals and one metalloid in UK freshwaters.

Publication Date: 
01-May-2012
Advisory Group: 
UKTAG

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