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Farr, G, and Hall J. 2014. Atmospheric deposition and groundwater dependent wetlands: implications for effective catchment management and future Water Framework Directive groundwater classification in England and Wales. British Geological Survey Internal Report, OR/14/047.
BGS British Geological Survey (NERC)
CEH Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (NERC)
CBED Concentration Based Estimated Deposition (See RoTAP, 2012)[1]
CCW Countryside Council for Wales (now part of Natural Resources Wales)
CLRTAP Convention on Long Range Transboundary Air Pollution
CSM Common standards monitoring
EA Environment Agency: lead environmental regulator in England
FRAME Fine Resolution Atmospheric Multi-pollutant Exchange, model is a Lagrangian atmospheric transport model used to assess the long-term annual mean deposition of reduced and oxidised nitrogen and sulphur over the United Kingdom
GWB Groundwater body: essentially a reporting unit for the Water Framework Directive GWDTE Groundwater Dependent Terrestrial Ecosystem
HD Habitats Directive
NE Natural England: lead conservation agency in England
NECD National Emissions Ceiling Directive
NNR National Nature Reserve
NRW Natural Resources Wales: environmental regulator for Wales replaced Environment Agency Wales, Countryside Council for Wales and Forestry Commission Wales on 1st April 2013
NERC Natural Environment Research
Council SAC Special Area of Conservation
SSSI Site of Special Scientific Interest
UKTAG UKTAG is a partnership of the UK environment and conservation agencies which was set up by the UK wide WFD policy group consisting of UK government administrations. It was created to provide coordinated advice on the science and technical aspects of the European Union's Water Framework Directive (2000/60/EC)
WFD Water Framework Directive (2000/60/EC)


  1. RoTAP. 2012. Review of transboundary Air Pollution: Acidification, Eutrophication, Ground Level Ozone and Heavy Metals in the UK. Contract Report to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Center for Ecology & Hydrology.