The Programmes of Measures will be designed to support and achieve the objectives of the Water Framework Directive (WFD). In the first instance the programme of measures will aim to achieve good status and prevent deterioration in status and achieve other priorities under WFD (e.g. Protected Areas obligations). It will be based on environmental standards developed for assessing water quality and hydromorphology which support protecting the biology.
The United Kingdom’s Technical Advisory Group on the Water Framework Directive (UKTAG) is developing environmental standards for the Directive. The UKTAG is a partnership of environment and conservation agencies1. It was formed to provide technical advice to the UK’s government administrations and their agencies. The UKTAG also includes representatives from the Republic of Ireland.This is a technical report by the UKTAG intended for an audience that is familiar with how water quality standards are set and used.
The UK Technical Advisory Group (UKTAG) sought comments on the scientific principles underpinning its first proposals for environmental standards for Annex VIII substances. A report was released for stakeholder review and made available on the UKTAG’s website.This document covers the main points of the responses received. It should be read in conjunction with the revised UKTAG report (December 2007) Proposals for Environmental Quality Standards for Annex VIII Substances1.
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. The report Proposals for a Groundwater Classification System and it’s Application in Regulation was one of three reports released for stakeholder review and made available on the UKTAG website.This document is intended to represent the main points of responses received. It summarisesthe key issues along with the response of the UKTAG.