Heavily modified body of water (HMBW)

Heavily modified body of water (HMBW) means a body of surface water the nature of which has been substantially altered as a result of physical working of human, as indicated by a Member State in accordance with the provisions of Annex II of the WFD. (Source DIRECTIVE 2000/60/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 23 October 2000).