Water Framework Directive: how to assess the risk of your activity
May 05, 2016
New Environment Agency guidance explains how to assess the risk of an activity and decide whether it supports the objectives of your local River Basin Management Plan (RBMP) or meets sustainability criteria.
The Water Framework Directive is a European directive that imposes legal requirements to protect and improve the water environment (including rivers, coasts, estuaries, lakes, ground waters and canals). Physical works can modify the size and shape of a watercourse, reduce or increase the flow of water, introduce artificial materials or remove sediment and/or vegetation.
The guidance can be viewed here.