WFD Canal Waterbody Ecological Potential 2010 - 2015

Published by: Waterways Ireland
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This table contains the Water Framework Directive (WFD) Canal Waterbody Ecological Potential results for 2010-2015. The data used were primarily from 2013 to 2015. The WFD objectives include the attainment of good ecological potential in waterbodies that are of lesser status at present and retaining good ecological potential or better where such status exists.

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Theme Environment
Date dataset released 2020-04-01
Date dataset updated 2020-05-26
Dataset conforms to these standards The INSPIRE Directive or INSPIRE lays down a general framework for a Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) for the purposes of European Community environmental policies and policies or activities which may have an impact on the environment.
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Update frequency Other
Language English
Landing Page https://www.waterwaysireland.org/contact-us
Geographic coverage in GeoJSON format {"type":"Polygon","coordinates":[[[-10.47472, 51.44555],[-10.47472, 55.37999], [-6.01306, 55.37999], [-6.01306, 51.44555], [-10.47472, 51.44555]]]}
Spatial Reference Systems (SRS) TM65 / Irish Grid (EPSG:29902)
Vertical Extent {"maxVerticalExtent": "1014", "verticalDomainName": "EPSG Projection 5731 - Malin Head height", "minVerticalExtent": "0"}
Provenance information Waterways Ireland is responsible for the water quality monitoring of the canals for the purposes of the WFD. The waterways covered include the Grand Canal, Royal Canal and the canalised section of the Shannon-Erne Waterway. The canals traverse eight catchments across Ireland, from the Upper Shannon catchment in the west to the Liffey and Dublin Bay catchment in the east, and are divided into 15 water bodies for the WFD canal monitoring programme. Each Waterbody is monitored by Waterways ireland and assigned an overall ecological potential. Canals are required to achieve good ecological potential rather than good ecological status because they are artificial water bodies. Ecological potential can be maximum, good, moderate, poor or bad. The data used were primarily from 2013 to 2015.
Period of time covered (begin) 2010-01-01
Period of time covered (end) 2012-01-01

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