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The Water Framework Directive (Directive 2000/60/EC, WFD), establishes a new framework for water protection with the aim of achieving good chemical and quantitative status of bodies of groundwater, and, particularly, of protecting, improving and regenerating them, guaranteeing the gradual reduction of pollution and preventing new contamination. The environmental objectives set for groundwater by the Directive are:
Pollution episodes in Catalonia
Documents on decontamination episodes are structured in administrative files under the name ‘aquifer decontamination’. Each document summarises the technical aspects to be submitted in the various stages of Aquifer Decontamination Plan, in order to comply with water authority requirements at each stage of the restoration process.
This page also contains all the technical documents relating to decontamination files on aquifers contaminated by isolated point sources, from the documents to be submitted in compliance with Catalan Water Agency requirements to action protocols and technical guides on how to act.