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3.3. Pressures and impacts on groundwater

3.3.         Pressures and impacts on groundwater

3.3.1.     Introduction

Article 5 of the WFD requires Member States to identify the significant pressures present in the RBD likely to cause groundwater bodies to be of less than good status. It also requires Member States to assess the impacts on groundwater bodies to support the determination of status.

Class: GroundWaterBody

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gwSignificantPressureType - Required.(SignificantPressureType_Enum)

Indicate the significant pressure type(s) from the enumeration list .

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gwSignificantPressureOther - Conditional.

If ‘7 – Anthropogenic pressure - Other’ is selected from the enumeration list and reported under gwSignificantPressureType, provide details of any other anthropogenic pressures which are relevant in this element. This element should only be reported if the pressure type is not included in the enumeration list under gwSignificantPressureType.

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gwSignificantImpactType - Required.(SignificantImpactType_Enum)

Indicate the impact type(s) from the enumeration list.

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gwSignificantImpactOther - Conditional.

If ’ OTHE - Other significant impact type’ is selected from the enumeration list under gwSignificantImpactType, provide details of any other impact types which are relevant in this element. This element should only be reported if the impact type is not included in the enumeration list under gwSignificantImpactType.

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