Pressures and Impacts Short Method Statement - Coastal and Transitional Waters Risk Assessment Summary 2005

Date published: 14 March 2005

The Water Framework Directive (WFD) aims to take a holistic view of all activities in the aquatic environment, whereas previous EC legislation has been directed at controlling specific discharges or activities in the marine environment. To facilitate this approach, the emphasis has been placed on measuring the biological status of organisms rather than physiochemical parameters in discharges or receiving waters.

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