The classification schemes will provide the basis for describing the state of the aquatic environment and for assessing the effectiveness of the programmes of measures in achieving the environmental objectives established through the river basin management planning process.
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
The Water Framework Directive (WFD) establishes a range of different environmental objectives for the water environment.
This paper sets out UKTAG’s summary guidance on the approach to the provisional identification and subsequent designation of artificial and heavily modified water bodies under the Water Framework Directive as set out in Article 4.3 of the Water Framework Directive (WFD) and further interpreted in
Under Annex II of the Directive, reference condition for each type of surface water body need to be developed.This guidance was produced by the Rivers Task Team in consultation with other UKTAG Task Teams.
The paper sets out UKTAG’s guidance on lake reporting typology as required under Article 5 of the Directive. It identifies the methodology to be adopted in the UK as well as the preliminary results for the Great Britain (GB) ecoregion.
As part of a review of the impact of human activity on the status of waters (the pressures and impacts analysis), Article 5 and Annex II of the Water Framework Directive require Member States to:(a) Collect and maintain information on the type and magnitude of the significant pressures to which s
The paper sets out UKTAG’s guidance on the framework for the identification of, and assessments of ‘type-specific’ risk thresholds for deciding if a water body is likely to fail to achieve the ‘good status’ objectives in relation to existing biological classification schemes and monitoring data f
The aim of this document is to provide guidance on:(a) Pressures likely to cause alterations to the morphological conditions of surface waters;(b) Morphological data required for carrying out risk assessments for Article 5 analyses;and(c) Morphological pressure thresholds above which water bodies