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  • Water - General Information: providing details of water themes, covering lakes & reservoirs, rivers, wetlands, groundwater, coasts & estuaries, and sources of pollution. You can find information on the issues facing these water bodies, together with links to many appropriate organisations, websites, plus references. There is also generic information on the hydrological cycle, water treatment and supply, and sewage treatment.


  • Water Framework Directive - General Information: aiming to help people understand what the Directive means and how it is relevant to achieving and maintaining a clean and well-managed water environment. This section also covers river basin management plans, monitoring requirements, FAQs and more.


  • Water Framework Directive - Implementation: in this section you will find an implementation timetable, key WFD documents, information on river basin districts in the UK and Ireland, the UK administrations and the Directive, and details on the Catchment Based Approach.


  • Environmental News Highlights: updated on a regular basis, these highlights cover a range of water-related environmental matters which are arranged under the headings of UK news, international news, research, consultations, publications, and reports from events. 


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