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3.4. Quantitative status of groundwater and exemptions

Annex V and Article 4 of the WFD specify how Member States are to monitor groundwater, and present and report the results of the quantitative status assessment and the methodology used to classify groundwater bodies.

Article 4(4-9) of the WFD allows Member States to extend the deadlines for the achievement of good status or to set other, less stringent objectives under certain specified circumstances. Additional information can be found in the CIS Guidance Document No. 20: Guidance Document on Exemptions to the Environmental Objectives . Article 4(4-9) goes on to require Member States to provide information regarding such extensions or other objectives, and reasons, in the River Basin Management Plans.

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Class: GroundWaterBody (quantitative status)

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gwAtRiskQuantitative - Required.(YesNoCode_Enum)

Report whether the groundwater body is at risk of failing to be of good quantitative status.

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gwReasonsForRiskQuantitative - Conditional. (QuantitativeFailure_Enum)

If the groundwater body is at risk of failing to be of good quantitative status, select reasons from the enumeration list.

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gwEORiskQuantitative - Conditional.(GWEORiskQuantitative_Enum)

If the groundwater body is at risk of failing to be of good quantitative status, select the Environmental Objective related to the risk from the enumeration list 

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gwQuantitativeStatusValue - Required.(StatusCode_Enum)

Indicate the quantitative status of the groundwater body, based on the most recently assessed status of the groundwater body.

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gwQuantitativeReasonsForFailure - Conditional.(QuantitativeFailure_Enum)

If the groundwater body is of poor quantitative status, select reasons from the enumeration list 

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gwQuantitativeAssessmentYear - Required.

Provide the year on which the assessment of status is based. This may be the year that the groundwater body was monitored. In case of grouping this may be the year in which monitoring took place in the groundwater bodies within a group that are used to extrapolate results to non-monitored groundwater bodies within the same group. A period is possible (e.g. 2011--2013).

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gwQuantitativeAssessmentConfidence - Required. (Confidence_Enum)

Indicate the confidence on the quantitative status assigned.

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gwQuantitativeStatusExpectedGoodIn2015 – Required.(YesNoCode_Enum)

Indicate whether it is expected that this groundwater body will achieve good quantitative status by the end of 2015.

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gwQuantitativeStatusExpectedAchievementDate - Conditional. (GoodStatus_Enum)

If good quantitative status will not be achieved by 2015 (gwQuantitativeStatusExpectedGoodIn2015 is No), report the date by which it is expected that it will be achieved in full.

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gwQuantitativeExemptionType - Required.(ExemptionType_Enum )

Report which type(s) of exemption(s) apply if good quantitative status is not expected to be achieved by 2015. More than one exemption may apply to a groundwater body.

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gwQuantitativeExemptionPressure - Conditional.(SignificantPressureType_Enum)

If any Article 4(4), Article 4(5), Article 4(6) and/or Article 4(7) exemptions apply to this groundwater body for quantitative status, report the significant pressure(s) that are causing failure in order to justify the exemption(s) .

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