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Screening method for Water data Information in support of the implementation of the Water Framework Directive

Screening method for Water data Information in support of the implementation of the Water Framework Directive

Objective

The monitoring requirements for successfully implementing the WFD will directly depend upon available measurement techniques of demonstrated quality, which will be able to deliver reliable data at unaffordable cost. Besides the necessary "classical" laboratory analyses, screening methodologies will play a key role in the WFD implementation, in particular for the detection of accidental pollution or the control of water bodies at risk. The WFD will represent a powerful management tool only if monitoring data are of reliable and comparable quality.
The costs of wrong decisions based on erroneous data could be tremendous, which justifies that Community efforts are made to ensure that data are produced according to a proper quality assurance regime. In the light of the above, the objectives of SWIFT-WFD should focus on the production of quality control tools for validation purposes of screening methods, an inventory of existing screening test (chemical and biological) methods through laboratory-based (tank experiments) and/or field interlaboratory studies based on a selection of reference aquatic ecosystems at European scale, and with classical laboratory-based analyses to validate their results and demonstrate their equivalence for parameters regulated both WFD. In parallel, the project should consider the development of new "low-cost", innovative, screening techniques (both for chemical and biological parameters) and their validation using the same approach (interlaboratory testing and comparison with laboratory-based methods). In addition, exchange of knowledge, transfer of technologies and training related to water monitoring will represent a key issue for ensuring the comparability of data produced by screening methods

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ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS

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60, Boulevard Saint-Michel
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Administrative Contact

Catherine GONZALEZ (Mme)

Participants (40)

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ACTEON SARL

France

ALCONTROL UK LTD

United Kingdom

AQUAMETRIS

France

BUDAPESTI CORVINUS EGYETEM

Hungary

BUREAU DE RECHERCHES GEOLOGIQUES ET MINIERES

France

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE (CNRS)

France

CESKA ZEMEDELSKA UNIVERSZITA V PRAZE

Czechia

CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AKTIEBOLAG

Sweden

COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES - DIRECTORATE GENERAL JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE

Belgium

CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

ECOLOGIC - INSTITUT FUER INTERNATIONALE UND EUROPAEISCHE UMWELTPOLITIK GGMBH

Germany

ENTE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E L'AMBIENTE

Italy

INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE - DEZVOLTARE PENTRU PROTECTIA MEDIULUI

Romania

LATVIJAS UNIVERSITATE

Latvia

LATVIJAS VIDES AGENTURA

Latvia

LGC LIMITED

United Kingdom

LITHOS GEOSCIENCES

Italy

MERMAYDE

Netherlands

NETHERLANDS INSTITUUT VOOR VISSERIJ ONDERZOEK

Netherlands

PANNON EGYETEM

Hungary

POLITECHNIKA WARSZAWSKA

Poland

POVODI LABE, S. P.

Czechia

QUALITY CONSULT - ASSOCIAZIONE PER LO SVILUPPO DELLA QUALITA AMBIENTALE

Italy

RIJKSINSTITUUT VOOR INTEGRAAL ZOETWATERBEHEER EN AFVALWATERBEHANDELING

Netherlands

SCIENCES, TERRITOIRES ET SOCIETES

France

SECOMAM

France

SOFIISKI UNIVERSITET "SVETI KLIMENT OHRIDSKI"

Bulgaria

STATE GEOLOGICAL INSTITUTE OF DIONYZ STUR

Slovakia

SZENT ISTVAN EGYETEM

Hungary

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ

Austria

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN

Germany

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN

Austria

UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID.

Spain

UNIVERSIDAD DE OVIEDO

Spain

UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO

Portugal

UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA

Spain

UNIVERSITE DE BORDEAUX I

France

UNIVERSITY OF PORTSMOUTH HIGHER EDUCATION CORPORATION

United Kingdom

VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL.

Belgium

XPRO CONSULTING LTD

Cyprus

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 502492

  • Start date

    1 January 2004

  • End date

    31 March 2007

Funded under:

FP6-POLICIES

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 735 725

  • EU contribution

    € 4 034 000

Coordinated by:

ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS

France