Water Framework Directive
The EU Water Framework Directive
In 2000, the European Union took a groundbreaking step when it adopted the Water Framework Directive (WFD). It introduces a new legislative approach to managing and protecting water, based not on national or political boundaries but on natural geographical and hydrological formations: river basins. It also requires coordination of diﬀerent EU policies, and sets out a precise timetable for action, with 2015 as the target date for getting all European waters into good condition.
It is an ambitious aim. OnTrent is working with many of its partners to find new ways of working to improve water quality but also involve people who live and work near rivers to become more aware and involved in their management. Hoping to give more details of some up and coming WFD projects here soon - watch this space!