Tag: water-framework-directive

Source to Tap: Update

Source to Tap: Update

Posted by Emily Cooper

The Source to Tap project is exploring sustainable and cost-effective measures to reduce water quality pressures that impact the River Erne and River Derg cross-border catchments. We are working to secure safe drinking water sources, healthier rivers and lakes, ensuring compliance with the EU Water Framework Directive. We are hoping…

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Rivers used as ‘open sewers’: all hope is not lost

Rivers used as ‘open sewers’: all hope is not lost

Posted by Emily Cooper

A recent report featured by the BBC highlighted the dire state of rivers in England, with WWF claiming that they are being treated like 'open sewers'. At present, just 14% of rivers in England are considered in 'good' ecological health under the EU Water Framework Directive. The Environment Agency believe…

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How healthy are our rivers?

How healthy are our rivers?

Posted by Jayne Mann

Only 14% of rivers in England are considered to be at Good Ecological Status within the Water Framework Directive. With so few reaching a good status, how much do you know about the industries that are having the most impact on your local river?  Our dedicated data and evidence team have…

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