Skip to main content

Return to alphabetical list of titles

user warning: Table './drupal_ealit_125/watchdog' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: INSERT INTO watchdog (uid, type, message, variables, severity, link, location, referer, hostname, timestamp) VALUES (0, 'fedora_repository', 'Error generating breadcrumbs for %pid. Verify there exists relationships back up to %root. (May also be due to a hierarchy deeper than %max_depth).', 'a:3:{s:4:\"%pid\";s:14:\"islandora:root\";s:5:\"%root\";s:16:\"ealit:collection\";s:10:\"%max_depth\";i:10;}', 4, '', 'http://ea-lit.freshwaterlife.org/eagreylit.local/archive/vocabpref:21153', '', '172.16.0.130', 1653596301) in /var/www/html/modules/dblog/dblog.module on line 146.

Vocabulary Term Details

Water Framework Directive

Definition (http://jncc.defra.gov.uk/page-1375)

In October 2000 the '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' (Water Framework Directive or WFD) was adopted and came into force in December 2000. The purpose of the Directive is to establish a framework for the protection of inland surface waters (rivers and lakes), transitional waters (estuaries), coastal waters and groundwater. It will ensure that all aquatic ecosystems and, with regard to their water needs, terrestrial ecosystems and wetlands meet 'good status' by 2015. (Defra)

Preferred Units: N/A

Scope Note:
N/A

Broader TermsNarrower TermsRelated Terms
Directives (European Union)
Environmental legislation
N/ACatchment Abstraction Management Strategies
Environmental management
European Union
RIVPACS

This term is used for the following terms: 
WFD

Approved Date
11-Nov-2013

Items having a keyword or observed-property relationship to this subject term

Click here to give feedback on this term or suggest an update.