The European Water Framework Directive became part of UK law in 2003. It is an ecology-led directive providing framework for community action in water policy. Its aim is for all our rivers to be at good ecological status. Rivers are classified on key aspects of biology, chemical quality, quantity and physical structures. Most of the Island’s rivers are classified as ‘Moderate’ which means they require improvement.
To find out more about the Water Framework Directive visit http://ec.europa.eu/environment/water/water-framework/index_en.html