Strategic Regulatory Impact Assessment of Water Framework Directive Draft River Basin Management Plans 2009

Date published: 01 October 2009

This strategic Regulatory Impact Assessment (sRIA) concerns the additional measures identified as part of the Water Framework Directive (WFD) River Basin Management Plans (RBMPs) for Northern Ireland.
The primary focus of the WFD is to achieve 'good' status (i.e. good ecological status and chemical status for surface waters and good status for groundwaters) by 2015. To achieve this water quality management should be based on river basins, with management of these basins to be achieved through management plans, a plan being created for each River Basin District (RBD).

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