Approach to Groundwater Monitoring for Northern Ireland to meet the requirements of the Water Framework Directive (2006/60/EC)

Date published: 01 February 2007

Article 8 of the Water Framework Directive (2000/60/EC) (WFD) requires the establishment of a groundwater monitoring programme by December 2006 with the aim of helping determine and measure, over time, the quantitative and qualitative status of groundwater bodies across Northern Ireland. Guidance has been produced by UKTAG (2005) which helps define the requirements for appropriate monitoring and in particular criteria for selecting suitable monitoring points.

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