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The Water Framework Directive Ecological and Chemical Status Monitoring

Edited By: PP Quevauviller, U Borchers, C Thompson and T Simonart
496 pages, illus, maps
The Water Framework Directive
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  • The Water Framework Directive ISBN: 9780470518366 Hardback Oct 2008 Usually dispatched within 4 days
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This book deals with the Water Framework Directive, the main driver within Europe for groundwater monitoring which addresses integrated water resource management across 27 different countries. It provides a comprehensive approach and guidance on the theoretical and practical aspects for implementing the directive.


Series Preface. Preface. List of Contributors. SECTION 1 GENERAL WFD MONITORING FEATURES. 1.1 Water Status Monitoring under the WFD (Philippe Quevauviller). 1.2 Chemical Monitoring of Surface Waters (Peter Lepom and Georg Hanke). 1.3 The Monitoring of Ecological Status of European Freshwaters (Angelo Solimini, Ana Cristina Cardoso, Jacob Carstensen, Gary Free, Anna-Stiina Heiskanen, Niels Jepsen, Peeter Noges, Sandra Poikane and Wouter van de Bund). Section 2:CASE STUDIES ON MONITORING DIFFERENT AQUATIC ENVIRONMENTS UNDER THE WFD. 2.1 Lake monitoring in Sweden (Hakan Marklund). 2.2 River monitoring (Elena Perez Gallego). 2.3 Groundwater monitoring: Implementation in two Member States (Rob Ward, Johannes Grath and Andreas Scheidleder). 2.4 Coastal and marine monitoring (Patrick Roose). SECTION 3: ANALYTICAL TOOLS IN SUPPORT OF WFD MONITORING. 3.1 Emerging methods for water monitoring in the context of the WFD (Richard Greenwood, Graham A. Mills and Ian J. Allan). 3.2 Diagnostic water quality instruments for use in European Water Framework Directive (J.L. Maas, C.A. Schipper, R.A.E. Knoben, M.J. van den Heuvel-Grever, P.J. den Besten and Maagd). SECTION 4: MODELLING TOOLS IN SUPPORT OF WFD MONITORING. 4.1 Joint modelling and monitoring of aquatic ecosystems (Jens Christian Refsgaard, Lisbeth Flindt Jorgensen, Anker Lajer Hojberg, C. Demetriou, G. Onorati and Gyrite Brandt). 4.2 Harmonised modelling tools and decision-making process (Zbyszek W. Kundzerwicz and Fred F. Hatterman). SECTION 5: HYDROGEOLOGICAL COMPONENTS AND GROUNDWATER STATUS. 5.1 Scientifically-based monitoring - Overriding influence of hydrogeological typology (Didier Pennequin and Stephen Forster). 5.2 Contribution of hydrogeological mapping to water monitoring programmes (Wilhem F. Struckmeier). 5.3 Establishing environmental groundwater quality objectives (Dietmar Muller). SECTION 6: SEDIMENT MONITORING. 6.1 Sediment dynamics and influence on the design of monitoring programmes (Sue White). 6.2 Monitoring sediment quality using toxicity tests as primary tool for any risk assessment (Wolfgang Ahlf, Susanne Heise, Peter Heininger and Ute Feiler). SECTION 7: RISK ASSESSMENT LINKED TO MONITORING. 7.1 Risk Assessment linked to Monitoring and Management (Jos Brils, Damia Barcelo, Winfried E.H. Blum, Werner Brack, Bob Harris, Dietmar Mller, Philippe N'grel, Vala Ragnarsdottir, Wim Salomons, Thomas Track and Joop Vegter). 7.2 Emerging contaminants at water-sediment system: Case study of pharmaceuticals and brominated flame retardants in the Ebro river basin (Mira Petrovic, Ethel Eljarrat, Meritxell Gros, Agustina de la Cal and Damia Barcelo) 7.3 Assessment of metal bioavailability and natural background levels - WFD monitoring from the perspective of metals industry (Patrick Van Sprang, Katrien Delbeke, Lidia Regoli, Hugo Waeterschoot, Frank Van Assche, William Adams, Delpine Haesaerts, Claire Mattelet, Andy Bush, Lynette Chung and Violaine Verougstraete). 7.4 Freshwater ecosystem responses to climate change: the Euro-limpacs project (Rick Battarbee, Martin Kernan, David M. Livingstone, Uli Nickus, Piet Verdonschot, Daniel Hering, Brian Moss, Dick Wright, Chris Evans, Joan Grimalt, Richard Johnson, Ed Maltby, Conor Linstead and Richard Skeffington). SECTION 8: ENSURING DATA QUALITY. 8.1 NORMAN - Network of Reference Laboratories for Monitoring of Emerging Substances (Jaroslav Slobodnik and Valeria Dulio). 8.2 Data quality assurance of sediment monitoring (Ulrich Forstner, Susanne Heise, Wolfgang Ahlf and Bernard Westrich). SECTION 9: REPORTING REQUIREMENTS. 9. Reporting requirements for priority substances (Valeria Dulio and Anne Morin). Section 10: CONCLUSIONS. 10.1 Needs for an operational science-policy mechanism in support of WFD monitoring - National and regional examples (Philippe Quevauviller, Bob Harris and Philippe Vervier). 10.2 Support to WFD research needs: Current activities and future perspectives in the context of RTD Framework Programmes (Andrea Tilche). Index.

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Edited By: PP Quevauviller, U Borchers, C Thompson and T Simonart
496 pages, illus, maps
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