|29th August 2009
The EU Water Framework Directive (2000/60/EC) establishes a framework for the protection, improvement and management of surface and ground waters.
he overall aim for surface waters, which include rivers, lakes, transitional (estuaries and lagoons) and coastal waters, is to achieve at least ‘good ecological status’ and ‘good chemical status’, by 2015, as well as preventing deterioration in those waters that have been classified as ‘high’ or ‘good’.
These environmental objectives and the measures required to achieve them are to be identified and presented in individual River Basin Management Plans.
An essential step in this process will be the classification of the status of all waterbodies which in turn will assist in identifying the objectives that must be set in the individual RBMPs.
The interim classification of as of October 2008 is presented here.
|Heavily Modified Water Body_Status.pdf
|Artifical Water Body_Status.pdf