Implementation of the Water Framework Directive in European marine waters

Devlin, Michelle, Best, Mike, and Haynes, David (2007) Implementation of the Water Framework Directive in European marine waters. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 55 (1-6). pp. 1-2.

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Abstract

In Europe, management and protection of the environment have historically been the responsibility of local or national agencies. This began to change with the long list of water-related European directives, which have set increasingly coordinated European targets for potable, waste and bathing waters. The Water Framework Directive (WFD) is the most significant of these as it draws together the existing legislation and sets overall quality goals for ecological status. The development of ecological assessment and classification systems is one of the most important and technically challenging parts of the implementation of the Water Framework Directive. It is the first time such systems have been required under Community legislation and all Member States are in a position of needing to significantly expand their technical knowledge and experience in classifying our ecological systems.

Item ID: 8812
Item Type: Article (Editorial)
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ISSN: 1879-3363
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2010 01:44
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050203 Environmental Education and Extension @ 30%
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050205 Environmental Management @ 40%
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050209 Natural Resource Management @ 30%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9605 Ecosystem Assessment and Management > 960501 Ecosystem Assessment and Management at Regional or Larger Scales @ 60%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9605 Ecosystem Assessment and Management > 960507 Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments @ 20%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9607 Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards > 960701 Coastal and Marine Management Policy @ 20%
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