Water Framework Directive - Register of Protected Areas21.02.2017
In accordance with the requirements of the Water Framework Directive and the associated national regulations, the Environmental Protection Agency have compiled the Registers of Protected Areas.
While the overall objective of the Water Framework Directive is to achieve good status for all waterbodies by 2015, some waterbodies require extra protection by virtue of their location in a protected area or their function as a drinking water or bathing water.
Under Article 6 of the Water Framework Directive (DIRECTIVE 2000/60/EC) ANNEX IV Protected Areas are identified as those requiring special protection under existing national or European legislation, either to protect their surface water or groundwater, or to conserve habitats or species that directly depend on those waters.
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