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Water Framework Directive (WFD) 2000/60/EC

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Water Framework Directive (WFD) 2000/60/EC: Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2000 establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy.

Water Framework Directive (WFD) 2000/60/EC

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