Further details of our work on the Water Framework Directive.
Glossary (PDF, 125KB) of technical terms used in the River Basin Management Plans and the Water Framework Directive.
These Districts are used in the WFD to manage water environments
In order to understand what work needs to be done we had to identify the different types of water bodies.
As part of the river basin characterisation process, we have assessed the pressures on water bodies, and the risk of failing to achieve the objectives of the Water Framework Directive by 2015.
Monitoring will be required to classify water bodies, improve risk assessments and programmes of measures.
In each River Basin Planning cycle, we will define environmental status objectives for each water body.
A River Basin Management Plan will be produced for each river basin district, every six years.
Find out more about the role of hydromorphology in the Water Framework Directive and request copies of our guides.