eu water guideline Articles

  • Recent Federal Developments

    TSCA/FIFRA EPA Extends Comment Period For Draft Guidance For Pesticide Registrants On Notifications, Non-notifications, And Minor Formulation Amendments: On October 5, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a notice of extension of the comment period for the draft guidance  ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Laboratory Management - Integrated Sampling the Key to Safe Water Supply

    Leading water suppliers use Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) to integrate the sample collection and analysis process, helping to maximize the efficiency of these programs. Drinking water suppliers around the world face unique challenges: They must deliver the most essential ingredient for life on a grand scale, while also navigating complex issues surrounding public safety, ...

  • Surface water mineralization of isopyrazam, according to OECD309: Observations on implementation of the new data requirement within agrochemical regulation

    Surface water mineralization studies (to guideline OECD309) are a new requirement in EU agrochemical regulation and, therefore, industry has little experience with this test. The guideline allows for a number of options within the test design, notably the options to conduct the study under diffuse light and to include an inoculum of suspended sediment. The current study was designed to ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • What to do about the antidepressants, antibiotics and other drugs in our water

    As pharmaceuticals taint rivers and lakes, scientists search for solutions. There’s no way around it, the headlines are disturbing. And they come, not from tabloids or click-bait blogs, but from papers published in scientific journals. They describe fish and birds responding with altered behavior and reproductive systems to antidepressants, diabetes medication, and other ...


    By Ensia

  • Mercury contamination of surface water and fish in a gold mining region (Cuyuni river basin, Venezuela)

    In the Cuyuni river basin (Venezuela), artisanal gold mining has caused significant mercury pollution due to extensive use of Hg in Au amalgamation processes. High Hg concentrations up to 4.60 ?g/l were recorded in surface water samples (rivers, streams, mining ponds, springs), which are three orders of magnitude higher than normal worldwide background values (0.003?0.005 ?g/l). Furthermore, Hg ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Field monitoring and numerical modeling as tools in effect-evaluation of waste heat and chlorination byproducts via cooling water discharges

    Power plants and other industrial facilities apply cooling water to remove waste heat from their condensers and heat exchangers. These industries are obliged to predict the thermal and environmental effects on the water bodies on which the discharge takes place in order minimize negative impact on aquatic organisms. The general approach of EC Water Framework Directive acquires the evaluation of ...


    By Sweco Nederland BV

  • High resolution environmental monitoring to support the development of water quality legislation - Case Study

    Aquaread Ltd, an award winning British manufacturer of multi-parameter water quality test equipment, are supplying monitoring equipment and research funding to support the development of improved water quality guidelines across Europe. The research is being conducted in collaboration with scientists at the Aquatic Research Centre at the University of Brighton, and is already influencing ...


    By Aquaread Limited

  • Mercury free solutions for autoclave temperature monitoring

    Mercury is a naturally occurring element found in the air, water and soil however exposure to the substance, even in small amounts, can lead to severe health and ecosystem issues. Mercury in products can find it’s way into the environment in all sorts of ways such as manufacturing, spills, recycling and disposal. Due to the health risks posed products such ...


    By Camlab Limited

  • VVER safety research: the COVERS project

    In the VVER operating countries, as in a number of European Union (EU) countries, the share of nuclear power in the total energy generation is significant. The safety and reliability of VVER operation is therefore not only the key requirement imposed for the prevention of possible radiological accidents, but is also dictated by economic aspects. The Co-ordination Action – 'VVER Safety Research' ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Governance Instruments That Protect Children`s Environmental Health: Is Enough Being Done?

    Abstract: We describe our efforts to find and assess governance instruments: laws, regulations, guidelines, addressing specifically the issue of children's environmental health in OECD countries in the European Union (EU) and in the United States of America (US). The ultimate purpose is to inform policy that will further Canada's commitment to children's environmental health. Among ...


  • Air quality in Europe — 2013 report

    Air quality continues to be a very important issue for public health, the economy and the environment. Europe has significantly cut emissions of several air pollutants in recent decades, greatly reducing emissions and exposure to substances such as sulphur dioxide (SO2), carbon monoxide (CO), benzene (C6H6) and lead (Pb). Despite improvements over several decades, air pollution continues to ...

  • Wetlands International`s inputs to the ENVI Committee’s draft 2nd reading report on ILUC

    Inputs to the ENVI Committee’s Draft Report on the procedure file 2012/0288(COD): Fuels and energy from renewable sources: transition to biofuels to deliver greenhouse gas savings Wetlands International welcomes the transition towards the sustainable production and consumption of bioenergy which delivers substantial greenhouse gas (GHG) savings compared to fossil fuels. As an ...


    By Wetlands International

  • French vertical-flow constructed wetland design: adaptations for tropical climates

    The French Outermost Regions are under tropical climate yet still have to comply with both French and EU regulations. French vertical-flow constructed wetland systems appear well adapted to the technical specifics of these regions but their adaptation to tropical climate requires new design guidelines to be defined (area needed, number of filters, type of plants, material to be used, etc.). A ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • NEC Directive Status Report 2014

    Reporting by Member States under Directive 2001/81/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2001 on national emission ceilings for certain atmospheric pollutants This report describes the most recent emission inventory information provided by the Member States of the European Union (EU) at the end of 2014, under Directive 2001/81/EC of the European Parliament and of the ...

  • Circular Economy Package: Questions & Answers

    What is the Circular Economy? To ensure sustainable growth for the EU we have to use our resources in a smarter, more sustainable way. It is clear that the linear model of economic growth we relied on in the past is no longer suited for the needs of today's modern societies in a globalised world. We cannot build our future on a 'take-make-dispose' model. Many natural resources are ...

  • ENPI-SEIS East Region Synthesis Report - Building a Shared Environmental Information System with the Eastern Neighbourhood

    Since 2010, the European Environment Agency (EEA) has been engaging countries of the Eastern European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP-East) (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine) in a partnership: the aim to improve national capacities for managing and sharing environmental data and information. This cooperation was implemented under the framework of the European Union (EU)- ...

  • Economic growth must be decoupled from environmental harm – the EEA evaluates findings from 2011

    Europe’s impact on the environment is still very much linked to the economy. This message was clear in many of the reports and datasets published by the European Environment Agency (EEA) in 2011, as analysts were able to clearly see a decrease in various emissions and types of environmental damage during the 2009 recession. European Union Member States often take a year or more to fully ...

  • Spatialised European Nutrient Balance

    The Agenda 2000 introduced the need for the integration of environmental concerns into the agricultural policy. The CAP reform (Council Regulation 1782/2003) links the farmer's eligibility for agricultural subsidies to the respect of environment Community legislation (Cross-compliance), such as the Nitrate Directive (676/1991/EEC), and the maintenance of lands in good agricultural and ...


  • Briefing paper: accelerating action to Save Peat for Less Heat!

    Emissions from drained and degrading peatlands (organic soils) amount to almost double the amount of CO2 emissions from aviation1, even when skyrocketing emissions from peat fires are not included. This briefing paper shows where the most urgent action is needed and presents a roadmap and policy recommendations for accelerating action. Peatlands cover only 3% of the global land surface. Some 15% ...


    By Wetlands International

  • EMEP/EEA air pollutant emission inventory guidebook 2016

    1 Guidebook Introduction 1.1 Introduction The joint EMEP (1)/EEA Air Pollutant Emission Inventory Guidebook (the 'Guidebook'), following the 'Guidelines for Reporting Emissions and Projections Data' under the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution (LRTAP) (2), provides concise guidance on how ...

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