Workshop Report 02 – EQS and WFD versus PNEC and REACH – are they doing the job ?

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WR 02 : EQS and WFD versus PNEC and REACH – are they doing the job ? | March 2004

This report arises out of a workshop that focussed on the concept of ecological quality status in terms of its definition, assessment and involvement in environmental management. The immediate motivation was the adoption and implementation of the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD) where it forms a central concept, but it was also the view that it ought to be the basis of assessment endpoints for all ecological protection instruments.