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.
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 pollut
Sustances are required to be classified as either List 1 (discharge to GW unacceptable) or List II (discharge to be controlled to prevent pollution). This document outlines the procedure for deciding how a substance is classified.
The Final Recommendations on Environmental Standards following phase 3 of the review have been published (November 2013). This report includes zinc standards.
Groundwater dependent terrestrial ecosystems (GWDTE) are wetlands which critically depend on groundwater flows and /or chemistries.
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 revised paper provides the detailed procedures for the translation of the definitions of good groundwater quantitative status outlined in Annex V of the WFD into an operational classification system.
Revised paper on the procedures for translating the definitions of good groundwater chemical status into an operational classification system.