KWR Anthony Verschoor by KWR Anthony Verschoor
11 July 2018

European waters — Assessment of status and pressures 2018

Last week the European Environmental Agency (EEA) has published its report on the status of European waters recognised by the Water Framework Directive (WFD). Groundwaters generally had the best status: 74% of the groundwater area had good chemical status, and 89% had good quantitative status). Of the surface waters, only 40% had good ecological status or potential, and only 38% had good chemical status. In most member status, a few priority substances-particularly mercury- accounted for the poor chemical status. Since the first river basin management plans (RBMPs) became effective in 2015, the second round has not yielded big differences in overall status, although there is a decrease in water bodies with unknown status. On the longer term (2019-2021), positive effects of the RBMPs are expected....

European waters -- Assessment of status and pressures 2018

The main aim of EU water policy is to ensure that a sufficient quantity of good-quality water is available for both people’s needs and the environment. The Water Framework Directive (WFD), which came into force in 2000, established a framework for the assessment, management, protection and improvement of the quality of water resources across the EU. Since December 2015, EU Member States have been publishing the second river basin management plans (RBMPs) for achieving the environmental objectives of the WFD. These plans are updates of the first RBMPs, which were published in 2009.   More Information Less Information Close Enter the password to open this PDF file: Cancel OK File name:- File size:- Subject:- Keywords:- Creation Date:- Modification Date:- Creator:- PDF Producer:- PDF Version:- Page Count:- Close Preparing document for printing… Cancel EEA Report No 7/2018 The main aim of EU water policy is to ensure that a sufficient quantity of good-quality water is available for both people’s needs and the environment. The Water Framework Directive (WFD), which came into force in 2000, established a framework for the assessment, management, protection and improvement of the quality of water resources across the EU. Since December 2015, EU Member States have been publishing the second river basin management plans (RBMPs) for achieving the environmental objectives of the WFD. These plans are updates of the first RBMPs, which were published in 2009.   Download European waters assessment 2018.pdf [13.3 MB] Additional Files ...

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