Chapter 3.4. Quantitative Stresses and Monitoring Obligations

  1. Philippe Quevauviller5,6,
  2. Anne-Marie Fouillac7,
  3. Johannes Grath8 and
  4. Rob Ward9
  1. Emilio Custodio1,2,
  2. Andrés Sahuquillo2,3 and
  3. M. Rámon Llamas2,4

Published Online: 11 SEP 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470749685.ch10

Groundwater Monitoring

Groundwater Monitoring

How to Cite

Custodio, E., Sahuquillo, A. and Llamas, M. R. (2009) Quantitative Stresses and Monitoring Obligations, in Groundwater Monitoring (eds P. Quevauviller, A.-M. Fouillac, J. Grath and R. Ward), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470749685.ch10

Editor Information

  1. 5

    European Commission, Brussels, Belgium

  2. 6

    Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Dept. Water Engineering, Bd. du Triomphe, 1060 Brussels, Belgium

  3. 7

    BRGM, Service Métrologie, Monitoring, Analyse, 3 avenue Claude Guillemin – BP 6009 45060 ORLEANS Cedex 2, France

  4. 8

    Umweltbundesamt GmbH, Spittelauer Laende 5, 1090 Wien, Austria

  5. 9

    Environment Agency – England and Wales, Olton Court, Solihull, West Midlands B927HX, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Technical University of Catalonia, Dept. of Geotechnics, Gran Capità, s/n Ed. D-2, 08034 Barcelona, Spain

  2. 2

    Royal Academy of Sciences, Spain

  3. 3

    Technical University of Valencia, Dept. of Hydraulics, Camino de Vera, s/n., 46071 Valencia, Spain

  4. 4

    Complutense University of Madrid, Dept. of External Geodynamics, 28040 Madrid, Spain

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 SEP 2009
  2. Published Print: 11 SEP 2009

Book Series:

  1. Water Quality Measurements

Book Series Editors:

  1. Philippe Quevauviller

Series Editor Information

  1. European Commission, Brussels, Belgium

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470778098

Online ISBN: 9780470749685



  • quantitative stresses and monitoring obligations;
  • groundwater quantity and good quantitative status;
  • groundwater development impact;
  • delayed effects in aquifers;
  • groundwater quantitative status monitoring;
  • aquifer management as tool for groundwater quantity status compliance;
  • groundwater quantity status and WFD;
  • quantitative status and decrease of ecologically sensitive outflow;
  • groundwater artificial development and impact on water balance;
  • Groundwater development and Millennium Declaration Goals (MDG)


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Groundwater Quantity and Good Quantitative Status

  • Impact of Groundwater Developments

  • Definitions of Groundwater Quantity

  • Delayed Effects in Aquifers

  • Monitoring of Groundwater Quantitative Status

  • Aquifer Management as a Tool for Groundwater Quantity Status Compliance

  • Groundwater Quantity Status and the WFD – Concluding Remarks

  • References