Characterisation of the water environment
The aim of this paper is to provide guidance on (a) the pressures from alien species on river, lake, transitional and coastal water bodies; (b) data required for carrying out risk assessments for Article 5 analyses; and (c) pressure thresholds at which water bod
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.
This paper sets out UKTAG’s advice on the identification of relevant Natura 2000 sites for inclusion on the register of Protected Areas required under Article 6 of the Water Framework Directive
This paper sets out guidance on the delineation and characterisation of groundwater bodies as required under Article 5 of the Water Framework Directive (WFD) and detailed in Annex II of the WFD.
This paper sets out UKTAG’s advice on the application of the framework in the UK.
Water bodies identified as being at significant risk of failing to achieve good ecological status because of modifications to their hydromorphological characteristics resulting from past engineering works, including impounding works, were provisionally identified as heavily modified for the Arti
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.
This paper describes the development of a typology for England, Wales and Scotland. It does not describe the rivers typology development for Northern Ireland, which is being undertaken by the North/South TAG for Ecoregion 17.
The Directive’s requirements with respect to wetlands and groundwaters are linked to the environmental objectives Article 4 1b, to be applied to and monitored for achieving Good Groundwater Status (both quantitative and chemical) and as outlined in Article 4, Annex 5 of the Directive.
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