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Identification and Designation of Heavily Modified and Artificial Water Bodies

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Identification and Designation of Heavily Modified and Artificial Water Bodies

Guidance Document No 4

European Communities 2003: Guidance Document No 4. Identification and Designation of Heavily Modified and Artificial Water Bodies. Produced by Working Group 2.2 - HMWB.  Luxembourg.


Citation

European Communities 2003: Guidance Document No 4. Identification and Designation of Heavily Modified and Artificial Water Bodies. Produced by Working Group 2.2 - HMWB.  Luxembourg.

Language
English, German
Publisher
Year
2003
ISBN
92-894-5124-6
ISSN
1725-1087
Dimension
109 pp.
Project ID
595-06
Table of Contents

FOREWORD
TABLE OF CONTENTS
LIST OF TABLES
LIST OF FIGURES
ABBREVIATIONS
1 STRUCTURE OF THE DOCUMENT
2 IMPLEMENTING THE DIRECTIVE: SETTING THE SCENE
2.1 December 2000: A Milestone for water policy
2.2 The Water Framework Directive: new challenges in EU water policy
2.3 What has been done to support implementation?
2.4 Introduction - A Guidance Document: What For?
3 HMWB AND AWB IN THE WATER FRAMEWORK DIRECTIVE
3.1 Importance of AWB and HMWB in the implementation of the WFD
3.2 Links to other working groups of the Common Implementation Strategy
4 STEPWISE APPROACH FOR DESIGNATION OF HMWB AND AWB
5 STEPS LEADING TO THE PROVISIONAL IDENTIFICATION OF HMWB
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Water body identification (Step 1)
5.3 Is the water body artificial (Step 2)?
5.4 Screening (Step 3)
5.5 Significant changes in hydromorphology (Step 4)
5.6 Likelihood of failing good ecological status (Step 5)
5.7 Is the water body substantially changed in character due to physical alterations by human activity (step 6)? Provisional identification of HMWB
6 TESTS LEADING TO THE DESIGNATION OF HMWB (Steps 7 - 9)
6.1 Timing for designation tests
6.2 Designation is optional and iterative
6.3 The designation tests
6.4 Designation test 4(3)(a) (Step 7)
6.5 Designation test according to Article 4(3)(b) (Step 8)
6.6 Designation of HMWB in 2008 (Step 9)
6.7 Guidance on methods for applying the designation tests 4(3)(a) & (b) (for Steps 7 and 8)
6.8 Designation of artificial water bodies (Step 9)
7 REFERENCE CONDITIONS AND ENVIRONMENTAL OBJECTIVES FOR HMWB & AWB (Steps 10 & 11)
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Establishing the Maximum Ecological Potential - MEP (Step 10)
7.3 Establishing the Good Ecological Potential – GEP (Step 11)
7.4 Reporting and mapping for HMWB and AWB
8 CROSS-CUTTING ISSUES AND OUTLOOK
8.1 Overview of measures and their costs in the HMWB and AWB process
8.2 Timing in the first River Basin Planning Cycle
8.3 HMWB & AWB in future RBMP Cycles
8.4 Conclusion and Outlook
9 LIST OF REFERENCES
ANNEX I - GLOSSARY
ANNEX II - HMWB AND RIVER BASIN MANAGEMENT PLANS (FIRST CYCLE)
ANNEX III - ELEMENTS OF HMWB IN THE WFD (ORIGINAL TEXT)
ANNEX IV - LIST OF WORKING GROUP MEMBERS
ANNEX V – LIST OF CASE STUDIES AND CONTACTS
ANNEX VI - CASE STUDY REPORTS