Urban Pressures (2009)
|29th August 2009
Under The Water Framework Directive (WFD) a River Basin Management Plan (RBMP) must be prepared for each European river basin and delivered to Europe by the end of 2009.
Each RBMP is required to be accompanied by a comprehensive Programme of Measures for waterbodies which will be required to ensure that the WFD key objectives are achieved by 2015. A detailed understanding of the risks associated with all pollution sources in waterbodies is fundamental for the development of a Programme of Measures to remedy such pollution sources.
In order to acquire a more detailed understanding of the risks posed by the pollution pressures from urban areas CDM were appointed in December 2005 to undertake an urban
pressures study project titled “The Assessment of Urban Pressures in Rivers, Transitional Waters and Ground Waters in Ireland”. The scope of the urban pressures study, which is fundamentally a desktop study, entailed assessing urban pressure risks for the 33 largest urban areas nationally. Urban areas were selected where the population exceeded 10,000 as per the 2002 Census figures.
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