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Relationships between ecological and chemical status of surface waters

Objective

The strategic objective of the REBECCA proposal is to provide relevant scientific support for the implementation of the Water Framework Directive (WFD). The two specific aims of the project are, firstly, to establish links between ecological status of surface waters and physic-chemical quality elements and pressures from different sources, and, secondly, to develop and validate tools that member states can use in the process of classification, in the design of their monitoring programs, and in the design of measures in accordance with the requirements of the WFD. These objectives will be achieved by collating existing knowledge and analysing knowledge gaps, and using this information as a basis for analysing the dose-response relationships between pressures and chemical/biological quality elements based on existing data. Furthermore, REBECCA will explore, develop and improve models and statistical tools, which can be used in assessing the links between the ecological and chemical quality elements; or to assess critical/target loads and other objectives for pressures. These tools will be validated in selected test sites. The results of the project will be disseminated throughout the project lifetime to stakeholders at EU and national levels, particularly to the Working Groups of the Common Implementation Strategy (CIS) for the WFD, and used to develop a Toolbox containing detailed information of the methods, tools and models.

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-SSP-1
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Coordinator

FINNISH ENVIRONMENT INSTITUTE
Address
Mechelininkatu 34 A
Helsinki
Finland

Participants (18)

EUROPEAN COMMISSION - DIRECTORATE GENERAL JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE
Italy
Address
Via E. Fermi 1
Ispra (Va)
NORWEGIAN INSTITUTE FOR WATER RESEARCH
Norway
Address
Brekkeveien 19
Oslo
NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Denmark
Address
Frederiksborgvej 399
Roskilde
DHI WATER & ENVIRONMENT
Denmark
Address
Agern Alle 5
Hoersholm
STICHTING WATERLOOPKUNDIG LABORATORIUM
Netherlands
Address
Rotterdamseweg 185
Delft
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
Address
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
Swindon
WATER RESEARCH INSTITUTE - NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL
Italy
Address
Via Reno 1
Rome
IVL SWEDISH ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE LTD.
Sweden
Address
Haelsingegatan 43
Stockholm
THE PROVOST, FELLOWS AND SCHOLARS OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY AND UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH, NEAR DUBLIN (HEREINAFTER CALLED TCD)
Ireland
Address
The University Of Dublin, Trinity College, College Green
Dublin
UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN
Belgium
Address
Universiteitsplein 1
Wilrijk
DANUBE DELTA NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
Romania
Address
Babadag Street 165
Tulcea
STIFTELSEN NORSK INSTITUTT FOR NATURFORSKNING
Norway
Address
Tungasletta 2
Trondheim
INSTITUTE FOR INLAND WATER MANAGEMENT AND WASTE WATER TREATMENT
Netherlands
Address
Zuiderwagenplein 2
Lelystad
TALLINN TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY
Estonia
Address
Ehitajate Tee 5
Tallinn
SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET
Sweden
Address
Arrheniusplan 2C
Uppsala
CEMAGREF, CENTRE NATIONAL DU MACHINISME AGRICOLE, DU GÉNIE RURAL, DES EAUX ET DES FORÊTS
France
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGAÇÃO AGRÁRIA E DAS PESCAS
Portugal
Address
Avenida De Brasília
Lisboa
SLOVENSKÝ HYDROMETEOROLOGICKÝ ÚSTAV
Slovakia
Address
Jeséniova 17
Bratislava