The Water Framework Directive’s main objectives are to protect and enhance the water environment and ensure the sustainable use of water resources for economic and social development.
Catchment Abstraction Management Strategies (CAMS) set out how we will manage the water resources of a catchment and contribute to implementing the WFD.
CAMS contribute to the WFD by:
- providing a water resource assessment of rivers, lakes, reservoirs, estuaries and groundwater referred to as water bodies under the WFD;
- identifying water bodies that fail flow conditions expected to support good ecological status;
- preventing deterioration of water body status due to new abstractions;
- providing results which inform River Basin Management Plans (RBMPs).
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