The Water Framework Directive (2000/60/EC) and Groundwater Daughter Directive (2006/118/EC) (GDD) require Member States to prevent inputs of hazardous substances into groundwater subject to various exemptions. The documents below set out the list of standards that can be used to assess inputs of hazardous substances into groundwater.
Groundwater dependent terrestrial ecosystems (GWDTE) are wetlands which critically depend on groundwater flows and /or chemistries.
The Final Recommendations on Environmental Standards following phase 3 of the review have been published (November 2013). This report includes zinc standards.
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.
This revised paper provides the detailed procedures for the translation of the definitions of good groundwater quantitative status outlined in Annex V of the WFD into an operational classification system.
Characterisation of risk is a requirement of Article 5 and Annex II of the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD).
Revised paper on the procedures for translating the definitions of good groundwater chemical status into an operational classification system.
Following the publication of the first River Basin Management Plans and in response to queries about the differences in nitrate threshold values, the UKTAG Groundwater Task Team has re-evaluated the methodology for calculating threshold values.
This document provides guidance on the requirements and methods for identifying and assessing statistically and environmentally significant trends in pollutant concentrations and natural parameters in groundwater.