Water Framework Directive (WFD) Cycle 2 Interim Classification 2018 for Freshwater. Natural Resources Wales (NRW) has published the cycle 2 interim classification on the status of freshwater WFD water bodies in Wales. This is an update of the WFD second cycle 2015 classification and is named the WFD Cycle 2 Interim Classification 2018.
The classification of water into named bodies has resulted in an array of interesting labels: Oceans, lakes and ponds are examples of non-moving water, while rivers, streams and brooks are examples of bodies of moving water. About 70 percent of the Earth is covered by ocean water.
They are sometimes destinations near large bodies of water and warm, year-round beaches—although they can also be far from the sea. These exotic destinations can be further grouped into cultural vacations (i.e., a trip to London to visit Buckingham Palace), or rest-and-relaxation vacations (i.e., a trip to Aruba to lie on the beach for a week and work on one’s tan).
Place name: searches for River Basin Districts, catchments and water bodies within a 10 mile radius, by town and local authority ward. Postcode: searches for River Basin Districts, catchments and water bodies within a 10 mile radius.Learn More
For each water body, there is a detailed water body page. The context map shows the outline of the water body, shaded to match the overall status for the latest year that the water body was.Learn More
Water Framework Directive (WFD) Waterbody Classification 2007-2017 (SEPA) This map layer has been supplied directly by Marine Scotland National Marine Plan interactive. You can obtain additional information about the layer on this page.Learn More
Scotland has 457 coastal water bodies and 50 transitional water bodies. Waters are classfied into High, Good, Moderate, Poor and Bad Status. The environmental standards and methods used to produce the 2013 classification differ from those used from 2007-2012. The 2013 report summarises the differences and their implications.Learn More
In general, the classification of water bodies describes by how much their condition or status differs from near natural conditions. Water bodies in a near natural condition are at High status, while those whose quality has been severely damaged are at Bad status.Learn More
For each water body, the table lists the WFD water body name, the river basin district it's in and whether it's an estuarine or coastal water body. It also shows the total area of the water body in hectares (ha). Water body status Water body status classifications are those reported in Catchment Data Explorer.Learn More
The Water Framework Directive (WFD) is European Union legislation under which Great Britain is obliged to meet targets for the ecological and chemical status of waterbodies over the course of the next 15 years. Any works which could affect the hydro-morphology, ecology or water quality of any classified waterbody requires an assessment under the WFD to demonstrate how any adverse impacts will.Learn More
Abstract class representing a WFD body of surface water or body of groundwater.Learn More
WFD classification method statement 2011 Page 3. 1. Purpose of this document. This document sets out the classification methodology for classifying surface water bodies under the Water Framework Directive (WFD). It is intended to provide an overview of the process and does not go into detail on how specific tools or classification databases work.Learn More
Ecological status is an assessment of the quality of the structure and functioning of surface water ecosystems. It shows the influence of pressures (e.g. pollution and habitat degradation) on the identified quality elements. Ecological status is determined for each of the surface water bodies of rivers, lakes, transitional waters and coastal waters, based on biological quality elements and.Learn More
Groundwater WFD Classification Status Data (EA) A spreadsheet, produced by the Environment Agency, showing the classification status and environmental objectives for the Water Framework Directive for groundwater bodies across all River Basin Districts in England and Wales.Learn More
WFD CIS Guidance Document No. 2 Identification of Water Bodies 3.2.2 Surface water categories A surface water body must not be split between different surface water categories (rivers11, lakes12, transitional waters13and coastal waters14). It must be of one category or another 15.Learn More