Key WFD Documents

EU Directives

The Water Framework Directive

Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2000 establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy

http://ec.europa.eu/environment/water/water-framework/index_en.html

(http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=CELEX:32000L0060:EN:NOT)

The Groundwater Directive (WFD Daughter Directive

Directive 2006/118/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2006 on the protection of groundwater against pollution and deterioration

(http://ec.europa.eu/environment/water/water-framework/groundwater/framework.htm)

(http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX:32006L0118)

The Priority Substances (WFD Daughter Directive)

Directive 2008/105/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2008 on environmental quality standards in the field of water policy, amending and subsequently repealing Council Directives 82/176/EEC, 83/513/EEC, 84/156/EEC, 84/491/EEC, 86/280/EEC and amending Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council

(http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2008:348:0084:0097:EN:PDF)

National Legislation

England and Wales

The Water Environment (Water Framework Directive) (England and Wales) Regulations 2003 Statutory Instrument 2003 No. 3242

(http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2003/3242/contents/made)

WATER RESOURCES, ENGLAND AND WALES

The Water Environment (Water Framework Directive) (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2015  Statutory Instrument 2015 No. 1623

(http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2015/1623/pdfs/uksi_20151623_en.pdf)

Explanatory Memorandum to the Water Environment (Water Framework Directive) (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulation 2015 No. 1623

(http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2015/1623/pdfs/uksiem_20151623_en.pdf)

The Water Environment (Water Framework Directive) (Northumbria River Basin District) Regulations 2003
Statutory Instrument 2003 No. 3245

(http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2003/3245/contents/made)

The Water Environment (Water Framework Directive) (Solway Tweed River Basin District) Regulations 2004
Statutory Instrument 2004 No. 99

(http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2004/99/contents/made)

Other WFD transposition publications for England and Wales:

(http://www.archive.defra.gov.uk/environment/quality/water/wfd/transposition.htm)

(http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2015/1623/pdfs/uksi_20151623_en.pdf)

Scotland

Water Environment and Water Services (Scotland) Act 2003 (WEWS Act)
2003 asp 3

(http://www.legislation.gov.uk/asp/2003/3/contents)

The Water Environment (Controlled Activities) (Scotland) Regulations 2005 (CAR)
Scottish Statutory Instrument 2005 No. 348

(http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ssi/2005/348/contents/made)

Policy Statement and Regulatory Impact Assessment accompanying the Controlled Activities Regulations

(http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2005/05/0995747/57481)

Wales

The Water Environment (Water Framework Directive) (England and Wales) Regulations 2003
Statutory Instrument 2003 No. 3242

(http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2003/3242/contents/made)

Northern Ireland

The Water Environment (Water Framework Directive) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003
Statutory Rule 2003 No. 544

(http://www.legislation.gov.uk/nisr/2003/544/contents/made)

Ireland

S.I. No. 722/2003 — European Communities (Water Policy) Regulations 2003
Published by the Stationery Office, Dublin

(http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2003/si/722/made/en/print)

S.I. No. 413 of 2005
European Communities (Water Policy) (Amendment) Regulations 2005
Published by the Stationery Office, Dublin

(http://www.wfdireland.net/Documents/RBDACs/SI%20No.%20413%20of%202005%20.pdf)

WFD Guidance

WFD Guidance Documents

Guidance documents and technical reports have been produced to assist stakeholders to implement the WFD. Guidance Documents are intended to provide an overall methodological approach, but these will need to be tailored to specific circumstances of each EU Member State. To date, over 30 guidance documents have been produced by the Commons Implementation Strategy process. These include:

  • Identification of water bodies
  • Analysis of pressures and impacts
  • Identification and designation of heavily modified and artificial water bodies
  • Monitoring under the Water Framework Directive
  • Public participation in relation to the Water Framework Directive
  • The role of wetlands in the Water Framework Directive
  • Groundwater monitoring
  • Preparation of Priority Substances Emissions Inventory

(http://ec.europa.eu/environment/water/water-framework/facts_figures/guidance_docs_en.htm)

WFD UKTAG Technical Guidance

UKTAG prepares technical guidance designed to facilitate consistent implementation of the Water Framework Directive in the UK and to assist in developing a coordinated approach to implementation in the river basins shared between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

(http://www.wfduk.org/)

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England and Wales

River Basin Planning Guidance, 2014

(https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/river-basin-planning-guidance)

Statutory guidance  on how the Water Framework Directive is being implemented in England and Wales from the Secretary of State and the Welsh Ministers to the Environment Agency and Natural Resources Wales.

This guidance is to help them carry out their river basin planning functions for the second planning period 2015 to 2021. The guidance sets out expectations for the main steps and principles of the river basin planning process and the documents the Agencies must produce. The new guidance incorporates and updates the parts of the existing guidance that remain relevant to the second and subsequent planning cycles.

This new guidance replaces Volume 1 (2006) and Volume 2 (2008) of river basin planning guidance.

(http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20140305124354/http:/archive.defra.gov.uk/environment/quality/water/wfd/documents/riverbasinguidance.pdf)

(http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20140305124352/http:/archive.defra.gov.uk/environment/quality/water/wfd/documents/riverbasinguidance-Vol2.pdf)

River Basin Management Planning in the Solway Tweed River Basin District – Guidance, 2007

This guidance sets out the expectations for the joint delivery of the WFD in Solway Tweed, a cross-border river basin district shared between England and Scotland.

(http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2007/12/05141702/0)

Water strategy - Future Water, February 2008

This strategy sets out the Government’s long-term vision for water and the framework for water management in England.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/future-water-the-government-s-water-strategy-for-england
 

Scotland

The Water Environment (Controlled Activities)
(Scotland) Regulations 2005
A Practical Guide, 2008

This guide provides practical advice on the Water Environment (Controlled Activities) (Scotland) Regulations 2005 – more commonly referred to as the Controlled Activities Regulations or CAR. It details which activities are regulated by SEPA, and the conditions of each authorisation.

(http://www.sepa.org.uk/water/water_publications.aspx)

Ireland

Managing Our Shared Waters - Joint North South Consultation Paper - March 2003

(http://www.wfdireland.net/documents-wfd.html)

River Basin Management Planning,
A Practical Guide for Public Authorities
Department of the Environment, Heritage & Local Government, June 2008

(http://www.wfdireland.net/docs/River%20Basin%20Planning%20Guidance%20-%2027%
20June%202008.pdf
)

Official WFD Reports

WFD Articles
3 and 5

Article 3 UK Reports:

Available through WFD CIRCA “Implementing the Water Framework Directive” in the Library section of the CIRCABC website:

(http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20130402151656/http://archive.defra.gov.uk/environment/quality/water/wfd/characterisation.htm)

Summary UK reports of the Article 5 analysis

Summary reports of the Article 5 analysis reported to the Commission in March 2005

(http://archive.defra.gov.uk/environment/quality/water/wfd/characterisation.htm)

The Characterisation and Analysis of Ireland’s River Basin Districts

(http://www.wfdireland.net/wfd-charreport.html)

Links to Member States’ Article 3 and Article 5 Reports:

Available through WFD CIRCA “Implementing the Water Framework Directive” in the Library section of the CIRCABC website:

(https://circabc.europa.eu/faces/jsp/extension/wai/navigation/container.jsp)

WFD Implementation Documents

EU WFD Implementation reports

Article 18

The Commission has to assess the progress in the implementation of the WFD in certain intervals and to inform the European Parliament, the Council and the public about the results of its assessments.

The fourth implementation report: assessment of the Water Framework Directive Programmes of Measures and the Flood Directive (9 March 2015)

This interim report on the implementation of this Directive includes a review of progress in the implementation of the Programmes of Measures planned by Member States in their River Basin Management Plans. The interim report is based on the analysis of the reports submitted by Member States in accordance with Article 15.3 and it also provides suggestions for the improvement of future Programmes of Measures to be inserted in the update of the River Basin Management Plans, due at the latest by 22/12/2015. In order to identify and build on existing synergies with the Floods Directive it also includes a section on the assessment of that Directive's implementation.

(http://ec.europa.eu/environment/water/water-framework/impl_reports.htm#fourth)

The third implementation report: assessment of the River Basin Management Plans (14 November 2012)

This includes a review of progress in the implementation of the Directive and a survey of the River Basin Management Plans submitted in accordance with Article 15, including suggestions for the improvement of future plans.

(http://ec.europa.eu/environment/water/water-framework/impl_reports.htm#third)

The second implementation report : Monitoring networks (1 April 2009)

The second implementation report addresses the establishment of monitoring programmes for surface waters and groundwater (see Article 8 and Annex V WFD)

(http://ec.europa.eu/environment/archives/water/implrep2007/index_en.htm#second)

Related to this WFD implementation report, a number of facts, figures and maps  were produced and made available.

The first implementation report : 1st stage of implementation  of the Directive (22 March 2007)

This report addresses three aspects: the transposition into national law, the set-up of administrative structures (Article 3 WFD) and the environmental and economic analysis of river basin districts (Article 5 WFD)

(http://ec.europa.eu/environment/archives/water/implrep2007/index_en.htm#first)

Related to this WFD implementation report, a number of facts, figures and maps were produced and made available.

In addition, the Commission presented two implementation reports on related directives which are essential for the achievement of “good status” under the WFD:

Work Programme for the Production of the first RBMPs

WFD Article 14

Water for life and livelihoods - A framework for river basin planning in England and Wales (available in English and Welsh).
The framework has been developed by the Environment Agency in collaboration with Defra and the Welsh Assembly Government and is consistent with their draft guidance for river basin planning. (2006).

(http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20131203145522/http://www.environment-agency.gov
.uk/research/planning/33244.aspx
)

River Basin Planning Strategy for the Scotland River Basin District, 2005

(http://www.sepa.org.uk/media/37453/rbmp_planning-strategy_scotland.pdf)

River Basin Planning Framework for the Solway Tweed River Basin District, 2006

These Strategy documents describe planned actions within three key areas necessary for the development of effective river basin planning:

  • Establishing administrative arrangements and working principles to support RBMP production;
  • Delivering opportunities for participation and consultation; and
  • Integrating and coordinating the RBMP with other plans and planning.

In the Solway Tweed RBD, the SEPA and the Environment Agency must work jointly to deliver a coordinated approach to river basin planning in the District.

(http://www.sepa.org.uk/media/37466/rbmp_planning-strategy_solwaytweed.pdf)
 

Environmental Quality Standards (EQSs) for Surface Waters

WFD Article 16

UK Environmental Standards and Conditions

UKTAG, UK Technical Advisory Group on the Water Framework Directive has produced several reports after developing a range of environmental standards and conditions to underpin the implementation of the WFD.

(http://www.wfduk.org/UK_Environmental_Standards/)

(http://www.wfduk.org/sites/default/files/Media/Environmental%20standards/Specific%20pollutants%20proposals_Final_010608.pdf)

Water Framework Directive implementation in England and Wales: new and updated standards to protect the water environment – May 2014

New and updated environmental standards to be used in the second cycle of Water Framework Directive river basin management planning process in England and Wales.

(https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/307788/river-basin-planning-standards.pdf)

Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) 2014
Supporting Guidance (WAT-SG-53): Environmental Quality Standards and Standards for Discharges to Surface Waters

(https://www.sepa.org.uk/media/28319/at-sg-53_environmental-standards-for-discharges-to-surface-waters.pdf)

Commission Decision of 30 October 2008:

Establishing, Pursuant to Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, the Values of the Member State Monitoring System Classifications as a Result of the Intercalibration Exercise

(http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2008:332:0020:0044:EN:PDF)

Significant Water Management Issues

(SWMI)

SWMIs in River Basin Districts in England and Wales

A consultation took place between 24 July 2006 and 24 January 2008. This consultation set out what we believed were the most significant issues for each River Basin District in England and Wales. Consulting on these issues is a necessary step towards a River Basin Management Plan, and is a requirement of the Water Framework Directive.The documents, supporting information and the Environment Agency’s responses to comments for each RBD can be found below:

(http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20140328084622/http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/research/planning/33112.aspx)

Water for life and livelihoods: Challenges and choices

The Challenges and choices consultation (formerly called Significant Water Management Issues or SWMI) ran from June 2013 to December 2013. It asked for views on the most significant issues for each river basin district in England. There was also a national consultation (June 2013 to September 2013) covering all of England’s waters. This was the second of three consultations, leading up to the creation of updated river basin management plans in 2015.

http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20140328084622/https://consult.environment-agency.gov.uk/portal/ho/wfd/water/choices

 

Water resources in England and Wales - current state and future pressures, December 2008  

This Environment Agency’s report summarises work which has assessed the current and future pressures on water resources in England and Wales. This has included our Catchment Abstraction Management Strategies , Water Resources Management Plans produced by water companies, river basin and other studies to support the Water Framework Directive and the Habitats Directive, plus work to assess the possible impacts of climate change.

(http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20131203145522/http://www.environment-agency.gov
.uk/research/library/publications/100582.aspx)

SWMIs in the Scotland River Basin District and in the Solway Tweed River Basin District

A report on the pressures acting on the water environment that SEPA thinks put their ability to achieve the environmental objectives of the Water Framework Directive most at risk.

https://www.sepa.org.uk/media/37765/significant-water-management-issues_scotland.pdf

http://www.sepa.org.uk/media/38293/a-summary-of-significant-water-management-issues-in-the-solway-tweed-river-basin-district.pdf
 

Water Matters - Have Your Say Booklets for Northern Ireland RBDs and IRBDs

(http://www.ni-environment.gov.uk/water/wfd/significant_water_management_issues.htm)

Water Matters – Have Your Say Booklets for Irish RBDs and IRBDs

(http://www.wfdireland.net/docs/26_Water%20Matters%20-%20Have%20your%20say!%20Significant
%20Water%20Management%20Issues/)

Classification of water bodies

UKTAG Recommendations on Surface Water Status Classification
(updated October 2008)
 

http://www.wfduk.org/sites/default/files/Media/Characterisation%20of%20the%20water%20environment/Recommendations%20on%20surface%20water%20status%20classification_Final_010609.pdf

Water Framework Directive - Directions to the Environment Agency on Classification of Water Bodies, October 2008

This is a consultation document issued by Defra and Welsh Assembly Government. This consultation is the final stage in a process of developing the environmental quality standards and other criteria recommended for use in classification in the first river basin planning cycle. It also includes recommendations on methodologies for the use of those standards and criteria to classify all WFD water bodies.

http://www.ccwater.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Consultation-on-Directions-to-the-Environment-Agency-on-Classification-of-Water-Bodies.pdf

Method statement for the classification of surface water bodies v.3

(2012 classification release)

Monitoring Strategy – Jan 2013

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/290506/LIT_5769_ed4e2b.pdf

Water Framework Directive Implementation in England and Wales: New and updated standards to protect the Water Environment – May 2014

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/307788/river-basin-planning-standards.pdf

 

Environmental Monitoring Programmes

WFD Article 8

The Environment Agency has developed a monitoring programme for the ten RBDs in England and Wales. This was reported to the European Commission through the WISE website in March 2007. Maps of monitoring networks, maps of classification results, maps of surface water body types, surface water body types and reference conditions, and information on confidence and precision of monitoring are given in Annex A of each draft River Basin Management Plan (see below).

Scottish monitoring strategy

SEPA has developed a Scottish monitoring strategy with partners such as Scottish Natural Heritage, Scottish Water, British Waterways, Environment Link and Fisheries Research Services. The strategy is risk-driven (ie it focuses on assessing the greatest risks on water bodies) and uses an ecological classification system to classify each surface water body.

http://www.sepa.org.uk/environment/water/monitoring/

WFD Aquatic Monitoring StrategyScotland river basin district

http://www.sepa.org.uk/media/38220/wfd_aquatic_monitoring_strategy-scotland_river_basin.pdf

WFD Aquatic Monitoring StrategySolway Tweed river basin district

http://www.sepa.org.uk/media/38207/solway_tweed_wfd_aquatic_monitoring_strategy.pdf

 

EU Water Framework Directive Irish Monitoring Programme

(http://www.epa.ie/water/watmg/wfd/)

http://www.epa.ie/water/watmg/wfd/monitoring/#.VlWqgP8nyJA

 

River Basin Management Plans

The River Basin Management Plans were published on 22 December 2009 following responses to the 6 months consultation on the draft plans which were published on 22 December 2008. The documents and Annexes are available at the following websites:

England and Wales:
Each RBMP consists of the main document accompanied by a number of supporting Annexes

  • – Current state of waters
  • – Objectives for waters
  • – Actions
  • – Protected areas
  • – Actions appraisal
  • – Mechanisms for action
  • – Pressures and risks
  • – Climate Change
  • – Artificial and heavily modified waters
  • – Other Planning processes
  • – Economic analysis
  • – Consultation and engagement
  • – Competent authorities
  • – Glossary

In addition the following documents are included for each RBMP.

  • A Response document dRBMP consultation
  • An Impact Assessment of the RBMP for the X  River Basin District , revised   November 2009
  • A Habitats Regulations Assessment
  • A Strategic Environmental Assessment of the dRBMP for the X River Basin District
  • A link to What’s in your backyard connects to interactive maps with information on current and predicted water quality and monitoring points.

(https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/river-basin-management-plans)

Scotland:

The RBMPs for Scotland and Solway Tweed districts, the two River basin districts in Scotland, consist of the following main components:

  • Non technical summary
  • The main document:
    • Chapter 1 – State of the water environment (+ Appendices)
    • Chapter 2 – Environmental objectives (+Appendices)
    • Chapter 3 – Achieving the environmental objectives (+ an Appendix)
    • Chapter 4 – Heavily modified and artificial water bodies (+an Appendix)
    • Chapter 5 – Protected areas (+ Appendices)
  • Annex 1 Competent authorities
  • Annex 2 Consultation and engagement
  • Annex 3 Cost recovery
  • Water body sheets
  • Interactive map application
  • Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)
  • Habitats Regulations Appraisal and Appropriate Assessment

Details of the draft plans, a summary of consultation responses and the changes made to the final plans can also be accessed from the SEPA website:

(http://www.sepa.org.uk/environment/water/river-basin-management-planning/)

Northern Ireland:
River Basin Management Plans and supporting documents have been produced for the  North Eastern River Basin District and the two International RBDs,  the Neagh Bann and the North Western IRBDs.

A plan has also been produced for the Shannon International River Basin District (IRBD).  Only a small portion of this district lies within Northern Ireland.  Consequently the drafting of this plan was led by the authorities in Ireland.

(http://www.doeni.gov.uk/niea/water/wfd.htm)

Ireland:
Copies of the plans are available at the RBDs’ websites and can be accessed from the WFD Ireland website (Water Matters – ‘Help us Plan!’). Additional background or reference documentation is also available on this site.

(http://www.wfdireland.net/index.html)
 

River Basin Management Plans 2015

(England)

The second RBMPs have been approved by the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and were published on 18 February 2016. They are an update of the plans published in 2009. The 2015 RBMPs for each of the River Basin Districts in England are available on the gov.uk website:

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/river-basin-management-plans-2015

  1. Anglian river basin district RBMP: 2015
  2. Humber river basin district RBMP: 2015
  3. Northumbria river basin district RBMP: 2015
  4. North West river basin district RBMP: 2015
  5. Severn river basin district RBMP: 2015
  6. South East river basin district RBMP: 2015
  7. South West river basin district RBMP: 2015
  8. Thames river basin district RBMP: 2015

How the  RBMPs were updated

RBMPs must be reviewed and updated every 6 years. A consultation on the draft update to RBMPs ran from October 2014 to April 2015. See the consultation on the draft RBMPs.

For both the review and the update to the RBMPs appropriate public consultation and engagement methods were used. Learn more in the record of consultation and engagement.

 

River Basin Management Plans 2015

(Wales)

The 2015 Western Wales River Basin Management Plan and the 2015 Dee River Basin Management plan have been approved by Ministers. The approved plans and supporting documents are available on the Natural Resources Wales website:

https://naturalresources.wales/water/quality/river-basin-management-plans-published/?lang=en

How the  RBMPs were updated

Natural Resources Wales led on the development of the updated plans for the Dee and Western Wales River Basin Districts (2015-2021). A consultation on the draft update to RBMPs ran from October 2014 to April 2015 and the plans were submitted to the Minister for Natural Resources on 30 October 2015 for approval.

https://naturalresources.wales/about-us/consultations/our-own-consultations-closed/publishing-our-results-for-the-consultation-on-updating-the-river-basin-management-plans/?lang=en

https://naturalresources.wales/water/quality/improving-water-quality/?lang=en

 

River Basin Management Plans  2015

(Scotland and Solway Tweed RBMPs)

The second river basin management plans (21 December 2015) have been produced by SEPA on behalf of the Scottish Government.

http://www.sepa.org.uk/environment/water/river-basin-management-planning/

Scotland River Basin District

Solway Tweed River Basin District

How the  RBMPs were updated

Details of public consultations to inform the development of the second river basin management plans for the Scotland and Solway Tweed River Basin Districts are available on the SEPA website:

http://www.sepa.org.uk/environment/water/river-basin-management-planning/publications/

 

River Basin Management Plans 2015

(Northern Ireland)

2015 - 2021 River Basin Management Plans published in December 2015

The second river basin management plan for each river basin district within Northern Ireland has been produced by the Department of the Environment Northern Ireland in partnership with the Department of Rural Development (DRD), the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) and Department of Culture and Leisure (DCAL).

North Eastern River Basin Management Plan 2015-2021

https://www.doeni.gov.uk/publications/north-eastern-river-basin-management-plan-2015-2021

North Western River Basin Management Plan 2015-2021

https://www.doeni.gov.uk/publications/north-western-river-basin-management-plan-2015-2021

Neagh Bann River Basin Management Plan 2015-2021

https://www.doeni.gov.uk/publications/neagh-bann-river-basin-management-plan-2015-2021

How the  RBMPs were updated

2013 - Timetable and consultation arrangements for development of the second cycle RBMPs (22 December 2012 to 22 June 2013)

2013 -  Publish and consult on river basin districts issues and objectives (significant water management issues – SWMI)

2014 -  Consultation draft second river basin management plan

 

River Basin Management Plans – Update

(Ireland)

Progress on implementation is available on the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government website:

http://www.environ.ie/en/Environment/Water/WaterQuality/WaterFrameworkDirective

This explains the new structure and assigned responsibility for various tasks in developing and carrying out the next cycle of RBMP’s. The new structure was given legal effect by the European Union (Water Policy) Regulations 2014 S.I. 350 of 2014 and is designed around three inter-locking tiers.

http://www.environ.ie/water/water-services/policy/si-350-2014-european-union-water-
policy-regulations-2014

2nd Cycle Timetable:

Changes to River Basin Districts for the 2nd Cycle

For the 2nd Cycle, the Eastern, South Eastern, South Western, Western and Shannon River Basin Districts will be merged to form one national River Basin District.  In relation to the North Western and Neagh Bann International River Basin Districts a single administrative area will be established in the Republic of Ireland portion of these two IRBDs for the purpose of coordinating their management with authorities in Northern Ireland.

 

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