WFD Canal Waterbody Ecological Potential 2016 - 2021

Published by: Waterways Ireland
Category: Environment
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This table contains the Water Framework Directive (WFD) Canal Waterbody Ecological Potential results for 2016-2021. The data used were primarily from 2019 to 2021. 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 released 2022-11-10
Date updated 2022-12-06
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.
Rights notes {"no limitations",,license,,license}
Update frequency Other
Language English
Landing page
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 monitoring and assessment of water quality 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 16 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 2019 to 2021.
Period of time covered (begin) 2010-01-01
Period of time covered (end) 2012-01-01