Title: Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of groundwater against pollution 
Resource Type: document --> regulations 
Country: European Union 
Year: 2003 
Availability: Commission proposal COM(2003)550 
Author 1/Producer: European Commission 
Author / Producer Type: Agency, regulator or other governmental or inter-governmental body 
Publisher: EC 
Publisher City: Rue de la Loi, Brussels, Belgium 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://ec.europa.eu/environment/water/water-framework/ground ...  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->policy and regulatory
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Receptor: Water
Groundwater protection-->Groundwater protection overview
Short description: In addition to the rules in Directive 80/68/EEC on the protection of groundwater against pollution caused by certain dangerous substances, groundwater protection is also a feature of the Water Framework Directive 2000/60/EC (WFD), which is the basic legislation for the protection of Europe’s aquatic environment. Article 17 of the WFD requires that on the basis of a proposal from the Commission, the European Parliament and the Council shall adopt specific measures to prevent and control groundwater pollution by defining common criteria on good chemical status and on quality trends. This proposal for a Groundwater Daughter Directive meets that requirement. 
Long description: This link also includes a range of supporting news and documentation links including: Press release on the Commission proposal, Extended Impact Assessment, Economic Assessment of Groundwater protection, Executive summary, Groundwater Technical Report. It will also include the final version of the proposal. 
Link to Organisation(s): EC European Commission
Submitted By: Professor Paul Bardos WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 19/10/2006