Heavily Modified Water Bodies: Guidance Document

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Framework guidance has been prepared for both water companies and their regulators on identifying and assessing appropriate management actions to mitigate the ecological impacts of reservoirs. Reservoirs are defined under the Water Framework Directive as a hydro-morphological pressure on ecological quality that requires assessment of impact, leading to consideration of mitigation. Mitigation assessment, for which this guidance has been prepared, is required wherever the competent authority identifes that the reservoir causes impacts that require mitigation. Management actions will be required to deliver 'good ecological potential' - the Water Framework Directive target for heavily modified waterbodies - in a cost effective, consistent and sustainable manner. Where mitigation cannot deliver 'good ecological potential', the environment regulator and Government may consider applying for exemptions - this will require evidence which can be presented by following the framework guidance. This main, stepwise, Guidance Document, is supported by a Reference Manual, including a worked example on how to undertake and report a mitigation assessment.



UKWIR Reference :- 12/WR/33/4Published Date :- 26/07/2012
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 Heavily Modified Water Bodies: Guidance Document CD