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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

Groundwater dependent terrestrial ecosystems (GWDTE) are wetlands which critically depend on groundwater flows and /or chemistries.

Publication Date: 
07-July-2014
Advisory Group: 
UKTAG

The Final Recommendations on Environmental Standards following phase 3 of the review have been published (November 2013).  This report includes zinc standards. 

Publication Date: 
04-November-2013
Publication Status: 
Final
Advisory Group: 
UKTAG

Following a consultation that ended on 28th February 2013,  UKTAG has finalised its recommendations on 1) biological standards for rivers, lakes, coastal and estuaries and 2) phosphorus standards for rivers.

Publication Date: 
30-October-2013
Publication Status: 
Final
Advisory Group: 
UKTAG

The UK Technical Advisory Group (UKTAG) has commissioned a programme of work to derive Environmental Quality Standards (EQSs) for substances falling under Annex VIII of the Water Framework Directive (WFD).

Publication Date: 
18-March-2013
Publication Status: 
Draft Final
Advisory Group: 
UKTAG

This report presents a proposal for a set of revised phosphorus standards for protecting High and Good status under the Water Framework Directive.

Publication Date: 
10-October-2012
Advisory Group: 
UKTAG

This is a Sniffer led project, the project funders were Scottish Environment Protection Agency, Environment Agency and Northern Ireland Environmental Agency, the work was done by APEM. 

Publication Date: 
30-August-2012
Advisory Group: 
UKTAG

The assessment of compliance of surface waters with environmental quality standards (EQSs) for metals has to deal with a number of issues that do not apply to other substances.

Publication Date: 
01-June-2012
Advisory Group: 
UKTAG

The UK Technical Advisory Group (UKTAG) has commissioned a programme of work to derive Environmental Quality Standards (EQSs) for substances falling under Annex VIII of the Water Framework Directive (WFD).

Publication Date: 
01-May-2012
Publication Status: 
Draft Final
Advisory Group: 
UKTAG

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