The Joint Agencies Groundwater Directive Advisory Group (JAGDAG) sought views in early 2016 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.
The Water Framework Directive (2000/60/EC) (WFD) and Groundwater Daughter Directive (2006/118/EC) (GDD) require Member States to prevent inputs of hazardous substances into groundwater and to limit the input of non-hazardous pollu
Under the domestic legislation that transposes the Water Framework Directive (2000/60/EC) and Groundwater Daughter Directive (2006/118/EC), the UK environment agencies are responsible for considering whether a potential pollutant (a substance liable to cause po
Following a consultation that ended in June 2012, UKTAG has finalised Phase 3 of its review of environmental standards.
The consultation closed on 16th August 2013 and the recommendations have been updated and finalised in light of feedback received.
The River Flow for GEP final recommendations can be found here.
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.
On the 16th of July 2013 stakeholders gathered for a one day workshop to review the proposals for appropriate river flows and good ecological potential (GEP). The presentations from this day are available below.
UKTAG work priorities 2014-2017
UKTAG’s high level work priorities over the next year and beyond are designed to address concerns about some of the existing standards, gaps in our understanding of the relationships between pressures and ecological impact where we may be subject to challenge, and interlinkages between Natura protected areas and WFD. The work priorities also aim to look at likely future issues, develop guidance on national measures and investigate an integrated catchment approach.