• “Water is a heritage which must be protected and defended.”
    The European Union Water Framework Directive (2000/60/EC).

  • “Water is a heritage which must be protected and defended.”
    The European Union Water Framework Directive (2000/60/EC).

  • “Water is a heritage which must be protected and defended.”
    The European Union Water Framework Directive (2000/60/EC).

  • “Water is a heritage which must be protected and defended.”
    The European Union Water Framework Directive (2000/60/EC).

  • “Water is a heritage which must be protected and defended.”
    The European Union Water Framework Directive (2000/60/EC).

News & Events

UKTAG and JAGDAG have published the finalised methodology for determining hazardous substances, the list of determinations and the standards that can be used to assess inputs of hazardous substances into groundwater.

Latest Resources

The Water Framework Directive (2000/60/EC) and Groundwater Daughter Directive (2006/118/EC) (GDD) require Member States to prevent inputs of hazardous substances into groundwater subject to various exemptions. The documents below set out the list of standards that can be used to assess inputs of hazardous substances into groundwater.

 

Publication Date: 
12-January-2017
Advisory Group: 
UKTAG

Please note that this guidance is for information only; it should not to be used in the classification of ecological status until information is available on which of the species listed are considered ‘high impact'.

Publication Date: 
19-October-2016
Advisory Group: 
UKTAG

The list of hazardous substances is being reviewed after consultation throughout early 2016.  Information on the consultation, methodology and substances can be found on the consultation page.

Publication Date: 
18-October-2016
Advisory Group: 
JAGDAG

This method statement describes how to determine the WFD class boundary values for the supporting element phosphorus in lakes.

Publication Date: 
18-April-2016
Advisory Group: 
UKTAG

This method statement describes a system for assessing and classifying rivers in relation to passage of migratory fish across barriers in Scotland.  

Publication Date: 
25-June-2015
Advisory Group: 
UKTAG