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Relationships between ecological and chemical status of surface waters

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 502158

  • Start date

    1 December 2003

  • End date

    31 May 2007

Funded under:

FP6-POLICIES

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 445 996

  • EU contribution

    € 3 997 952

Coordinated by:

FINNISH ENVIRONMENT INSTITUTE

Finland

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.

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Coordinator

FINNISH ENVIRONMENT INSTITUTE

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Helsinki

Finland

Participants (18)

EUROPEAN COMMISSION - DIRECTORATE GENERAL JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE

Italy

NORWEGIAN INSTITUTE FOR WATER RESEARCH

Norway

NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Denmark

DHI WATER & ENVIRONMENT

Denmark

STICHTING WATERLOOPKUNDIG LABORATORIUM

Netherlands

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL

United Kingdom

WATER RESEARCH INSTITUTE - NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL

Italy

IVL SWEDISH ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE LTD.

Sweden

THE PROVOST, FELLOWS AND SCHOLARS OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY AND UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH, NEAR DUBLIN (HEREINAFTER CALLED TCD)

Ireland

UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN

Belgium

DANUBE DELTA NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

Romania

STIFTELSEN NORSK INSTITUTT FOR NATURFORSKNING

Norway

INSTITUTE FOR INLAND WATER MANAGEMENT AND WASTE WATER TREATMENT

Netherlands

TALLINN TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY

Estonia

SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET

Sweden

CEMAGREF, CENTRE NATIONAL DU MACHINISME AGRICOLE, DU GÉNIE RURAL, DES EAUX ET DES FORÊTS

France

INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGAÇÃO AGRÁRIA E DAS PESCAS

Portugal

SLOVENSKÝ HYDROMETEOROLOGICKÝ ÚSTAV

Slovakia

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 502158

  • Start date

    1 December 2003

  • End date

    31 May 2007

Funded under:

FP6-POLICIES

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 445 996

  • EU contribution

    € 3 997 952

Coordinated by:

FINNISH ENVIRONMENT INSTITUTE

Finland