Characterisation of the water environment
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
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
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
The paper sets out UKTAG’s guidance on Coastal & Transitional Waters typology as required under Article 5 of the Directive. It identifies the methodology adopted in the UK and the Republic of Ireland and the results for the UK.
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.
This paper provides guidance on the spatial and scale issues that should be considered in the assessment of data and classification of groundwater bodies, as required by the Water Framework Directive (WFD) and the Groundwater Daughter Directive (GWD).
Previous agreed guidance on Natura 2000 (N2K) „protected areas‟ has established which habitats and species „features‟ of the Habitats and Birds Directives should be considered as water dependent for the purposes of the WFD (UK TAG Guidance 4a- Identification of Natura 2000 protected areas).
This paper sets out UKTAG’s guidance on a risk-based decision pathway for the determination of “significant damage” to Groundwater Dependent Terrestrial Ecosystems (GWDTEs).
Characterisation of risk is a requirement of Article 5 and Annex II of the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD).
The paper sets out UKTAG’s guidance on the framework for the identification of, and assessments of risks from, abstraction and flow regulation pressures on river, lake, transitional and coastal water bodies as required by Article 5 of the Directive.