Groundwater ecosystems are currently disregarded by the European Water Framwork Directive (EC-WFD), as colmation, a main stressor for stream and river ecosystems. However, there is a chance to change things:
Recently, until 11th of March 2019, the EU-Commission is running online-consultations to check and improve the Water Framework Directive (WFD). Each citizen – European and non-European – and most organisations can take part in the consultations. The more persons and organisations from science and from environment protection are involved the better for our aquatic environment.
To make your response as easy as possible, we prepared some exemplary answers. The answers are exclusively focused on groundwater ecosystems and on colmation and belong to consultation Part II – Expert stakeholder questionnaire.