Chapter 14. Establishing Environmental Groundwater Quality Standards

  1. Philippe Quevauviller2,3,
  2. Ulrich Borchers4,
  3. Clive Thompson5 and
  4. Tristan Simonart6
  1. Dietmar Müller

Published Online: 31 OCT 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470716090.ch14

The Water Framework Directive: Ecological and Chemical Status Monitoring

The Water Framework Directive: Ecological and Chemical Status Monitoring

How to Cite

Müller, D. (2008) Establishing Environmental Groundwater Quality Standards, 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.ch14

Editor Information

  1. 2

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

  2. 3

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

  3. 4

    IWW Water Research Centre, Germany

  4. 5

    Alcontrol Laboratories, South Yorkshire, UK

  5. 6

    Institut Pasteur de Lille, Lille, France

Author Information

  1. Umweltbundesamt GmbH, Spittelauer Lände 5, 1090 Wien, Austria

  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 Quevauviller2,3

Series Editor Information

  1. 2

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

  2. 3

    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:

  • environmental groundwater quality standards;
  • WFD Common Implementation Strategy (CIS);
  • groundwater quality and status;
  • Environmental Quality Standards (EQS) and drinking water standards (DWS);
  • tiered approach threshold values;
  • natural background level (NBL);
  • compliance regime

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Environmental Objectives for Groundwater Management

  • Framework for Threshold Values

  • Criteria to Assess Quality and Status

  • Threshold Values by a Tiered Approach

  • How to Determine a Threshold Value

  • Compliance Regime

  • Concluding Remarks

  • Acknowledgements

  • References