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The Water Framework Directive (WFD)

This section provides an independent source of information about the Water Framework Directive.

It aims to help people understand what the Directive means, how it is being implemented, who the key players are and how it is relevant to achieving and maintaining a clean and well-managed water environment including lakes, reservoirs, rivers, wetlands, groundwater and estuaries and coastal waters – all typical components of a river basin.

The Directive impacts, to a greater or lesser extent, a wide range of people and activities, eg water consumers and recreational users, agriculture, industry and business.

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