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This method summary details the approach taken to assessing river and lake water bodies which are at risk of failing the environmental objectives of the Water Framework Directive (WFD), because of morphological alterations.

Published 14 March 2005Guidance literatureDepartment of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

This methodology describes the use of impact data from monitoring for rivers and lakes. It is based on the UKTAG guidance, and includes the use of current classification schemes and assessments for Protected Areas.

Published 14 March 2005Guidance literatureDepartment of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

For the initial pressure and impact analysis, the only ‘other human’ pressures considered are alien species. UKTAG guidance1 is available on:
• the pressures from alien species on river, lake, transitional and coastal water bodies

Published 14 March 2005Guidance literatureDepartment of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

We have broadly followed the approach suggested by UKTAG for the risk assessment of point source pressures. Point source pressures are discharges of effluent or waste from identifiable outfalls. These are generally subject to regulation and control.

Published 14 March 2005Guidance literatureDepartment of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

River Reference Conditions for Northern Ireland River Types.

Published 14 March 2005Guidance literatureDepartment of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

The Water Framework Directive (WFD or the Directive) requires Member States to identify the location and boundaries of bodies of surface water and to carry out an initial characterisation of all such bodies (Annex II).

Published 14 March 2005Guidance literatureDepartment of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

The same procedure used to identify and subsequently type the baseline river water bodies (catchment area > 10 km2)1 and lake water bodies (surface area > 0.5 km2)2 has been extrapolated to include small water bodies.

Published 14 March 2005Guidance literatureDepartment of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

This report is a comprehensive description of the pressures affecting the water environment in Northern Ireland. The Environment and Heritage Service has undertaken the work with partner organisations including Geological Survey of Northern Ireland.

Published 14 March 2005Guidance literatureDepartment of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

Describes the application process for applying for an eyesight screening test for teachers who operate a Visual Display Unit in connection with their work for 1 hour or more per day.

Published 03 March 2005Guidance literatureDepartment of Education

Guides on what to expect in relation to consent

Published 03 March 2005Guidance literatureDepartment of Health

PricewaterhouseCoopers was commissioned by the Department to carry out an evaluation of the nutritional standards for school meals pilot scheme.

Published 01 March 2005Corporate reportsDepartment of Education

Guidelines for staff in relation to the retention and safe keeping of tender and contract documentation. Including the documents to be retained, period of retention, the security and safety of documents and their disposal.

Published 01 March 2005Policy papersDepartment for Infrastructure

Good community relations policy, and its outworking, is the search for the practical foundations of trust between all people in Northern Ireland who have been divided on the basis of perceived political, cultural, religious, class or ethnic background.

Published 01 March 2005Policy papersThe Executive Office

We are modernising the way we manage and protect the water environment as required by the 2000 Water Framework Directive.

Published 01 March 2005Guidance literatureDepartment of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

Northern Ireland Habitat Action Plan published to assist delivery of the Northern Ireland Biodiversity Strategy, for the protection and enhancement of Northern Ireland Priority Habitats 

Published 01 March 2005Guidance literatureDepartment of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

Northern Ireland Habitat Action Plan published to assist delivery of the Northern Ireland Biodiversity Strategy, for the protection and enhancement of Northern Ireland Priority Habitats 

Published 01 March 2005Guidance literatureDepartment of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

Northern Ireland Habitat Action Plan published to assist delivery of the Northern Ireland Biodiversity Strategy, for the protection and enhancement of Northern Ireland Priority Habitats 

Published 01 March 2005Guidance literatureDepartment of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

Northern Ireland Habitat Action Plan published to assist delivery of the Northern Ireland Biodiversity Strategy, for the protection and enhancement of Northern Ireland Priority Habitats 

Published 01 March 2005Guidance literatureDepartment of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

Northern Ireland Habitat Action Plan published to assist delivery of the Northern Ireland Biodiversity Strategy, for the protection and enhancement of Northern Ireland Priority Habitats 

Published 01 March 2005Guidance literatureDepartment of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

Northern Ireland Habitat Action Plan published to assist delivery of the Northern Ireland Biodiversity Strategy, for the protection and enhancement of Northern Ireland Priority Habitats 

Published 01 March 2005Guidance literatureDepartment of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

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