Chapter 1. Water Status Monitoring under the WFD

  1. Philippe Quevauviller1,2,
  2. Ulrich Borchers3,
  3. Clive Thompson4 and
  4. Tristan Simonart5
  1. Philippe Quevauviller1,2,†

Published Online: 31 OCT 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470716090.ch1

The Water Framework Directive: Ecological and Chemical Status Monitoring

The Water Framework Directive: Ecological and Chemical Status Monitoring

How to Cite

Quevauviller, P. (2008) Water Status Monitoring under the WFD, in The Water Framework Directive: Ecological and Chemical Status Monitoring (eds P. Quevauviller, U. Borchers, C. Thompson and T. Simonart), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470716090.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 1

    European Commission, DG Environment (BU93/142), rue de la Loi 200, 1049 Brussels, Belgium

  2. 2

    Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), IUWPARE, Dept; Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering, Building T, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussels, Belgium

  3. 3

    IWW Water Research Centre, Germany

  4. 4

    Alcontrol Laboratories, South Yorkshire, UK

  5. 5

    Institut Pasteur de Lille, Lille, France

Author Information

  1. 1

    European Commission, DG Environment (BU93/142), rue de la Loi 200, 1049 Brussels, Belgium

  2. 2

    Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), IUWPARE, Dept; Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering, Building T, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussels, Belgium

  1. The views expressed in this chapter are purely those of the author and may not in any circumstances be regarded as stating an official position of the European Commission

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 31 OCT 2008
  2. Published Print: 24 OCT 2008

Book Series:

  1. Water Quality Measurements

Book Series Editors:

  1. Philippe Quevauviller1,2

Series Editor Information

  1. 1

    European Commission, DG Environment (BU93/142), rue de la Loi 200, 1049 Brussels, Belgium

  2. 2

    Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), IUWPARE, Dept; Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering, Building T, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussels, Belgium

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470518366

Online ISBN: 9780470716090

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Keywords:

  • Water Framework Directive (WFD) - first EU legislative instrument;
  • water status monitoring data;
  • monitoring data traceability;
  • chemical status and EU Environmental Quality Standards;
  • WFD environmental objectives;
  • surface waters - ecological and chemical status;
  • groundwater chemical status parameters;
  • Sixth Environmental Action programme and scientific progress

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Main Legal Requirements with Monitoring Implications

  • Reporting Requirements and their Implications

  • Supporting Research and Development

  • Conclusions, Perspectives

  • References