Management Strategies and Mitigation Measures Required to Deliver the
Water Framework Directive for Impoundments
WFD76
August 2007
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Background to research

The implementation of the EC Water Framework Directive (WFD) requires the development of new approaches and methodologies by the competent authorities in the United Kingdom. One of these requirements involves developing procedures to ensure the adequate mitigation of the negative impacts created by the construction and operation of flood defence impoundments, navigation impoundments and small scale flood impoundments. Any activity to mitigate the environmental impact of an impoundment must reconcile the protection of the local aquatic ecology with the socioeconomic benefits of impoundments and must fit within the overall river basin management planning process.

Objectives of research

The Objective of the project is to provide three guidance documents one each for flood defence impoundments, navigation impoundments and small scale flood impoundments which presents a user friendly guide for identifying best practice and cost-effective management strategies and mitigation measures for potential application to each impoundment type in order to meet the requirements of the Water Framework Directive in the UK.

Each of the four outputs of this project are available as follows:-
Flood Defence Impoundments Guidance Document - 25.00 Hardcopy, 20.00+VAT CDRom
Navigation Impoundments Guidance Document - 35.00 Hardcopy, 20.00+VAT CDRom
Small Scale Weirs Guidance Document - 35.00 Hardcopy, 20.00+VAT CDRom
Appendices to Support the Weirs, Flood Defence and Navigation Impoundment guidance documents - 50.00 Hardcopy, 20.00+VAT CDRom

 All prices less 20% to FWR members.

N.B. The reports are available for download from the SNIFFER Website