Chapter 24. Needs for an Operational Science–Policy Mechanism in Support of WFD Monitoring – National and Regional Examples

  1. Philippe Quevauviller3,4,
  2. Ulrich Borchers5,
  3. Clive Thompson6 and
  4. Tristan Simonart7
  1. Philippe Quevauviller3,4,†,
  2. Bob Harris1 and
  3. Philippe Vervier2

Published Online: 31 OCT 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470716090.ch24

The Water Framework Directive: Ecological and Chemical Status Monitoring

The Water Framework Directive: Ecological and Chemical Status Monitoring

How to Cite

Quevauviller, P., Harris, B. and Vervier, P. (2008) Needs for an Operational Science–Policy Mechanism in Support of WFD Monitoring – National and Regional Examples, 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.ch24

Editor Information

  1. 3

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

  2. 4

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

  3. 5

    IWW Water Research Centre, Germany

  4. 6

    Alcontrol Laboratories, South Yorkshire, UK

  5. 7

    Institut Pasteur de Lille, Lille, France

Author Information

  1. 1

    2 Creynolds Close, Cheswick Green, Solihull, West Midlands B90 4 EU, UK

  2. 2

    ECOBAG, 15 rue Michel Labrousse, 31023 Toulouse Cedex, France

  3. 3

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

  4. 4

    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 Quevauviller3,4

Series Editor Information

  1. 3

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

  2. 4

    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 policy chain monitoring;
  • operational science need;
  • EU scientific framework and water policy support;
  • ERA-NET projects;
  • scientific output integration in water monitoring;
  • knowledge transfer - recognition of gaps;
  • matching research and policy agendas;
  • Operational Web Interface - WISE-RTD;
  • WISE-RTD and science–policy interfacing needs

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • EU Scientific Framework in Support of Water Policies

  • Integration of Scientific Outputs in Water Monitoring Development

  • Interactions between the Policy and Scientific Communities

  • Towards a ‘Science-Policy’ Interface

  • AN Operational Web Interface: WISE-RTD

  • National Case Study: the UK situation (WFD Policy and Research - Worlds Apart?)

  • A Regional Platform: ECOBAG

  • Recommendations and Actions

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgements

  • References