Resources

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

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

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

The environmental standards for lake levels were developed from work undertaken by SNIFFER project WFD48. A variation from the natural lake level regime has a number of ecological implications.These impacts include alterations to the underwater light climate and changes to the spatial distributi

Publication Date: 
20-April-2012
Advisory Group: 
UKTAG

A technical report on proposals for a first set of standards and conditions was published for review in 2006. The revised report was issued in August 2006 in the form of a recommendation to the UK governments. The UKTAG updated the report in November 2007.

Publication Date: 
11-March-2009
Advisory Group: 
UKTAG

The aquatic environment is sensitive to damage from a wide range of chemicals.

Publication Date: 
01-September-2008
Advisory Group: 
UKTAG

This is a technical report that presents the first set of environmental standards and conditions proposed by the UKTAG to underpin the implementation of the Directive. Our report outlines the background to our proposals and describes the role they could play.

Publication Date: 
01-April-2008
Advisory Group: 
UKTAG