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Chris Palmer, senior water framework directive officer for NRW, said: "We are committed to preventing pollution incidents whatever their source."
A QUESTION we all should be asking our government in the light of the recent floods both in the north west and the Somerset levels is when are you going to stop accepting these stupid directives from the EU, such as the European Water Framework Directive made in the 2000 that let to the halting of the dredging of our rivers.
Under EU rules each member state is legally obliged to follow the Water Framework Directive requiring countries to bring in domestic water levies in line with the "polluter pays" principle.
The initiators of the complaints insist that three EU Directives have been breached, including the Habitats Directive, the Strategic Environmental Assessment Directive, and the Water Framework Directive.
Currently, around 15% of Water Framework Directive failures in Wales are attributed to the agricultural sector.
Around PS26m will be spent on top priority Higher Level Stewardship (HLS) agreements, to be targeted at sites of special scientific interest, expiring Environmentally Sensitive Area (ESA) and Countryside Stewardship (CSS) agreements and farms that can help meet Government obligations under the Water Framework Directive.
The new directive amends the Water Framework Directive (2000/60/EC) and its daughter directive establishing environmental quality standards (EQS) for water (2008/105/EC).
The member states' permanent representatives (Coreper) gave the Irish EU Presidency a mandate, on 30 January, to start negotiating with the Commission and European Parliament with a view to securing a first-reading agreement (co-decision) on the update of the list of priority substances laid down in the Water Framework Directive (WFD).
The Water Framework Directive (WFD) is a European legislation that provides framework and (where necessary, requires programme of) measures for the protection, improvement and sustainable use of water across Europe.
"Our eventual aim is for the River Ystwyth and its tributaries to achieve 'good' water quality standards required by the European Union's Water Framework Directive."
The Water Framework Directive obliges Member States to protect and restore all bodies of ground water and surface water (rivers, lakes, canals and coastal water) to achieve "good status" by 2015 at the latest.