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