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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.

Call for proposal

FP6-2003-SSP-3
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Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

BUREAU DE RECHERCHES GEOLOGIQUES ET MINIERES
Address
39-43 Quai Andre Citroen - Tour Mirabeau
Paris
France
Activity type
Research Organisations

Participants (26)

UMWELTBUNDESAMT GMBH
Austria
Address
Spittelauer Laende 5
Wien
Activity type
Other
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
Address
University Offices, Wellington Square
Oxford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
Address
Sint-pietersnieuwstraat 25
Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BUDAPESTI MUSZAKI ES GAZDASAGTUDOMANYI EGYETEM
Hungary
Address
Muegyetem Rakpart 3-9
91 Budapest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE
Belgium
Address
Place Du 20 Août, 7
Liege
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V
Belgium
Address
Boeretang 200
Mol
Activity type
Research Organisations
DANISH ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Denmark
Address
Strandgade 29
Koebenhavn
Activity type
Other
DANMARKS OG GROENLANDS GEOLOGISKE UNDERSOEGELSE
Denmark
Address
Oster Voldgade 10
Copenhagen
Activity type
Research Organisations
ACTEON SARL
France
Address
Le Chalimont B.p. Ferme Du Pr Du Bois
Orbey
Activity type
Other
UMWELTBUNDESAMT
Germany
Address
Bismarckplatz 1
Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
HESSISCHES LANDESAMT FUER UMWELT UND GEOLOGIE
Germany
Address
Rheingaustrasse 186
Wiesbaden
Activity type
Other
INSTITUTO GEOLOGICO Y MINERO DE ESPANA
Spain
Address
Rios Rosas 23
Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
ENVIRONMENT AGENCY OF ENGLAND AND WALES
United Kingdom
Address
Rio House, Waterside Drive, Aztec West
Almondsbury , Bristol
Activity type
Other
SUOMEN YMPARISTOKESKUS
Finland
Address
Mechelininkatu 34 A
140 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION
Greece
Address
19 Egialias And Chalepa Street, Maroussi
Athens
Activity type
Research Organisations
AUTORITA DI BACINO DEL FIUME TEVERE
Italy
Address
Via Bachelet, 12
Roma
Activity type
Other
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JUELICH GMBH
Germany
Address
Leo-brandt- Strasse
Juelich
Activity type
Research Organisations
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK-TNO
Netherlands
Address
Schoenmakerstraat 97
Delft
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO
Portugal
Address
Campus Universitario De Santiago
Aveiro
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LIETUVOS GEOLOGIJOS TARNYBA
Lithuania
Address
S. Konarskio 35
Vilnius
Activity type
Research Organisations
VERENIGING VOOR CHRISTELIJK HOGER ONDERWIJS WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK EN PATIENTENZORG
Netherlands
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EXECUTIVE ENVIRONMENT AGENCY - BULGARIA
Bulgaria
Address
136, Tzar Boris Iii Bldv
Sofia
Activity type
Other
TARTU UELIKOOL
Estonia
Address
Uelikooli 18
Tartu
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
APPLICATION EUROPEENNE DE TECHNOLOGIES ET DE SERVICES
France
Address
Avenue Gay Lussac Zi
Artigues Pres Bordeaux
Activity type
Other
AKADEMIA GORNICZO-HUTNICZA IM. STANISLAWA STASZICA W KRAKOWIE
Poland
Address
Al Adama Mickiewicza 30
30-059 Krakow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
OFFICE INTERNATIONAL DE L'EAU
France
Address
Rue De Madrid 21
Paris
Activity type
Other