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IGB Policy Brief
Stärken und Schwächen der Wasserrahmenrichtlinie (WRRL)
The Water Framework Directive (WFD) requires all water bodies in the European Union (EU) to achieve at least good chemical and ecological status or good ecological potential by 2027. As things stand, this objective will be clearly missed. Currently, the EU is conducting a "fitness check" of the WFD. The Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB), Germanys largest freshwater research centre, participated in the expert consultation process. On this occasion, the present Policy Brief of IGB addresses six key points that elucidate the strengths and weaknesses of the WFD.