A key aspect of Water Framework Classification is the determination of hydrological and morphological High Status of water bodies.
The United Kingdom’s Technical Advisory Group on the Water Framework Directive (UKTAG) is developing environmental standards for the Directive. This is a technical report by the UKTAG intended for an audience that is familiar with how water quality standards are set and used.
This Guidance Paper is a working draft defined by the UKTAG. It documents the principles to be adopted by agencies responsible for implementing the Water Framework Directive (WFD) in the UK. This method will evolve as it is tested, with this working draft amended accordingly.
This is a technical report that presents the first set of environmental standards and conditions proposed by the UKTAG to underpin the implementation of the Directive. Our report outlines the background to our proposals and describes the role they could play.
This document provides guidance on the process of classifying the ecological potential of Heavily Modified Water Bodies (HMWBs) and Artificial Water Bodies (AWBs).
The report outlines the proposals of the UKTAG for a classification system. The report suggests how the system would help determine good status under the Directive. The report also looks at the implications for regulation. This proposals are for consultation.
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 Artic
The UK Technical Advisory Group (UKTAG) sought comments on the scientific principles underpinning its first proposals for environmental standards for Annex VIII substances.
The UK Technical Advisory Group (UKTAG) sought comments on the scientific principles underpinning the second set of proposals for environmental standards to underpin the implementation of the Water Framework Directive.
This paper examines the role of wetlands in the programme of measures (PoM). Wetland habitats can help to achieve WFD objectives because of their functionality. Wetland loss and degradation has increased the vulnerability of many catchments to negative impacts.