In 2014, the Minister for the Environment introduced the European…
What is good ecological status and why does it matter?
Good ecological status’ is a key term in the EU Water Framework Directive – the policy framework through which European freshwaters are managed. Member states are required to conserve and restore their rivers and lakes to good ecological status by 2027. But what does ‘good ecological status’ mean, and why does it matter?
This film by an EU funded research project called MARS: Managing Aquatic ecosystems and water resources under multiple stress explains it in just over 3 minutes.
You can read more about the MARS project here: http://mars-project.eu/