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The Directive’s requirements with respect to wetlands and groundwaters are linked to the environmental objectives Article 4 1b, to be applied to and monitored for achieving Good Groundwater Status (both quantitative and chemical) and as outlined in Article 4, Annex 5 of the Directive.

Publication Date: 
05-October-2009
Advisory Group: 
UKTAG

This paper provides an outline of the methods that will be used to report confidence in the classification of groundwater bodies. It should be read in conjunction with UK Technical Advisory Group (UKTAG) papers 11b(i) and 11b(ii), which provide guidance on groundwater classification.

Publication Date: 
01-June-2009
Advisory Group: 
UKTAG

This paper provides guidance on the spatial and scale issues that should be considered in the assessment of data and classification of groundwater bodies, as required by the Water Framework Directive (WFD) and the Groundwater Daughter Directive (GWD).

Publication Date: 
23-December-2008
Advisory Group: 
UKTAG

This paper details the procedures for translating the definitions of good groundwater chemical status into an operational classification system.

Publication Date: 
20-June-2008
Advisory Group: 
UKTAG

The report outlines the proposals of the UKTAG for a classification system. The report suggests how the system would help determine good status under the Directive. The report also looks at the implications for regulation.  This proposals are for consultation. 

Publication Date: 
10-March-2008
Advisory Group: 
UKTAG

The UK Technical Advisory Group (UKTAG) sought comments on the scientific principles underpinning the second set of proposals for environmental standards to underpin the implementation of the Water Framework Directive.

Publication Date: 
01-December-2007
Advisory Group: 
UKTAG

This paper provides guidance on establishing groundwater monitoring programmes to meet the requirements of the Water Framework Directive (WFD).

Publication Date: 
01-August-2007
Advisory Group: 
UKTAG

This 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.

Publication Date: 
20-June-2007
Advisory Group: 
UKTAG

This paper sets out UKTAG’s guidance on a risk-based decision pathway for the determination of “significant damage” to Groundwater Dependent Terrestrial Ecosystems (GWDTEs).

Publication Date: 
01-December-2005
Advisory Group: 
UKTAG

The paper sets out UKTAG’s guidance on the:a) the high-level principles that influence the need for less stringent objectives (LSOs) (or ‘lower objectives’) for groundwater bodies;b) an approach used in 2004 to identify initial list of groundwater bodies that will require less stringent objectiv

Publication Date: 
07-March-2005
Advisory Group: 
UKTAG

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