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Background cRiteria for the IDentification of Groundwater thrEsholds

Background cRiteria for the IDentification of Groundwater thrEsholds

Objective

The Commission proposal of Groundwater Directive COM(2003)550 developed under Article 17 of the Water Framework Directive (2000/60/EC) sets out criteria for the assessment of the chemical status of groundwater, which is based on existing Community quality standards (nitrates, pesticides and biocides) and on the requirement for Member States to identify pollutants and threshold values that are representative of groundwater bodies found as being at risk, in accordance with the analysis of pressures and impacts carried out under the WFD.In the light of the above, the objectives of BRIDGE are : i) to study and gather scientific outputs which could be used to set out criteria for the assessment of the chemical status of groundwater, ii) to derive a plausible general approach, how to structure relevant criteria appropriately with the aim to set representative groundwater threshold values scientifically sound and defined at national river basin district or groundwater body level, iii) to check the applicability and validity by means of case studies at European scale, iv) to undertake additional research studies to complete the available data,v) and to carry out an environmental impact assessment taking into account the economic and social impacts. The project shall be carried out at European level, involving a range of stakeholders and efficiently linking the scientific and policy-making communities.Considering the requirement of the diary of the Groundwater Daughter Directive proposal, which implies that groundwater pollutants and related threshold values should be identified before December 2005 and listed by June 2006, the duration of the project should be 24 months. In that way the proposed research will contribute to provide research elements that will be indispensable for preparing discussions on further steps of the future Groundwater Directive.
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BUREAU DE RECHERCHES GEOLOGIQUES ET MINIERES

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Administrative Contact

Anne Marie FOUILLAC (Dr.)

Participants (26)

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UMWELTBUNDESAMT GMBH

Austria

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITEIT GENT

Belgium

BUDAPESTI MUSZAKI ES GAZDASAGTUDOMANYI EGYETEM

Hungary

UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE

Belgium

VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V

Belgium

DANISH ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

Denmark

DANMARKS OG GROENLANDS GEOLOGISKE UNDERSOEGELSE

Denmark

ACTEON SARL

France

UMWELTBUNDESAMT

Germany

HESSISCHES LANDESAMT FUER UMWELT UND GEOLOGIE

Germany

INSTITUTO GEOLOGICO Y MINERO DE ESPANA

Spain

ENVIRONMENT AGENCY OF ENGLAND AND WALES

United Kingdom

SUOMEN YMPARISTOKESKUS

Finland

NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION

Greece

AUTORITA DI BACINO DEL FIUME TEVERE

Italy

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JUELICH GMBH

Germany

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK-TNO

Netherlands

UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO

Portugal

LIETUVOS GEOLOGIJOS TARNYBA

Lithuania

VERENIGING VOOR CHRISTELIJK HOGER ONDERWIJS WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK EN PATIENTENZORG

Netherlands

EXECUTIVE ENVIRONMENT AGENCY - BULGARIA

Bulgaria

TARTU UELIKOOL

Estonia

APPLICATION EUROPEENNE DE TECHNOLOGIES ET DE SERVICES

France

AKADEMIA GORNICZO-HUTNICZA IM. STANISLAWA STASZICA W KRAKOWIE

Poland

OFFICE INTERNATIONAL DE L'EAU

France

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 6538

  • Start date

    1 January 2005

  • End date

    31 December 2006

Funded under:

FP6-POLICIES

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 004 344

  • EU contribution

    € 1 876 825

Coordinated by:

BUREAU DE RECHERCHES GEOLOGIQUES ET MINIERES

France