Legislative instrument details: 2006/118/EC Groundwater Daughter Directive to WFD

Legal name Directive 2006/118/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2006 on the protection of groundwater against pollution and deterioration (Daughter to 2000/60/EC)
Short name 2006/118/EC Groundwater Daughter Directive to WFD
CELEX reference 32006L0118
Identification number 2006/118/EC
Issued by European Parliament and Council
URL to issuer http://ec.europa.eu/environment/water/wa...
Parent legislative instrument Water Framework Directive (consolidated)
Valid from 16/01/2007
Abstract This Directive establishes specific measures as provided for in Article 17(1) and (2) of Directive 2000/60/EC in order to prevent and control groundwater pollution. These measures include in particular:
(a) criteria for the assessment of good groundwater chemical status; and
(b) criteria for the identification and reversal of significant and sustained upward trends and for the definition of starting points for trend reversals.
This Directive also complements the provisions preventing or limiting inputs of pollutants into groundwater already contained in Directive 2000/60/EC, and aims to prevent the deterioration of the status of all bodies of groundwater.
Reporting framework
Reporting obligations
DG Env review of reporting theme Water
Geographic scope European Union
Comments The deadline for transposition of this Directive in Member States is 16/01/2009. It will ensure the continuity of the protection provided by the Directive 80/68/EEC after its repeal by the Directive 2000/60/EEC (2013).
See for the Water Framework Directive.