• “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

The Joint Agencies Groundwater Directive Advisory Group (JAGDAG) have been seeking views on the proposed changes to the Methodology for the determination of hazardous substances for the purposes of the Groundwater Directive (2006/118/EC) and proposed determination of 48 substances.  More information can be found within the stakeholder consultation section of the website.  The results of the consultation will be published soon.

Latest Resources

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

The alarm list contains species thought to pose a risk to surface waters and their ecological status under the EC Water Framework Directive, but whose presence has not yet been recorded in Great Britain.

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