This code list is used in association with the Description attribute, which is used by the Waterbody Catchment Feature Type. The code list describes the Waterbody Catchment.

The Water Framework Directive (WFD) provides a framework for assessing and managing the water environment in the European Union (EU). Since leaving the EU, the WFD has been replaced in England and Wales by the 'Water Environment (Water Framework Directive) (England and Wales) Regulations 2017'. In Scotland, the WFD was transposed into Scottish legislation by the 'Water Environment and Water Services (Scotland) Act 2003'.



Waterbody Catchment

A detailed level of catchment published by authoritative bodies for the implementation of the Water Framework Directive, defined as the catchment associated with a unit of surface water that is the whole (or part) of a stream, river or canal, lake or reservoir, estuary or stretch of coastal water.

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