Title: Defra Water Framework Directive Web Page 
Resource Type: web links 
Producers or distributor Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 
Author / Producer Type: Agency, regulator or other governmental or inter-governmental body 
Web link for product information: http://www.defra.gov.uk/environment/water/wfd/index.htm  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->policy and regulatory
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Receptor: Water
Contaminated land-->Soil and groundwater processes-->Soil and groundwater processes overview
Diffuse pollution-->Diffuse pollution overview
Groundwater protection-->Groundwater protection overview
Sediments
Soil-->Soil Overview
Water and sanitation-->Water and sanitation Overview
Water resources and their management -->Water resources and their management Overview
 
Short description: The Water Framework Directive (WFD) is the most substantial piece of EC water legislation to date. It requires all inland and coastal waters to reach 'good status' by 2015. It will do this by establishing a river basin district structure within which demanding environmental objectives will be set, including ecological targets for surface waters... 
Link to Organisation(s): Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
 
Link to News Items(s):   UK River Basin Planning Guidance Released
Submitted By: Professor Paul Bardos WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 11/09/2006