Title: Water Framework Directive 
Resource Type: document --> regulations 
Country: European Union 
Year: 2000 
Availability: Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2000 establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy as amended by Decision 2455/2001/EC. Official Journal (OJ L 327) 22 December 2000 
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://eur-lex.europa.eu/pri/en/oj/dat/2000/l_327/l_32720001 ...  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->policy and regulatory
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Receptor: Water
Groundwater protection-->Groundwater protection 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): EC European Commission
 
Submitted By: Professor Paul Bardos WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 18/12/2007