water quality directive Articles

  • Derivation of water framework directive environmental quality standards

    In 2005, the Department of Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs (Defra) proposed that the UKTAG Chemistry Task Team (CTT) should develop standards for certain Dangerous Substances Directive (DSD) List II substances as Annex VIII substances under the Water Framework Directive. These are substances for which EQSs are currently available, i.e. List II parameters as listed in the Dangerous Substances ...


    By WCA Environment Ltd.

  • ´More Stations. More Data. Better Forecasts.´ – the NYS Mesonet

    “More Stations. More Data. Better Forecasts.” – that’s the slogan of New York State Mesonet. The weather observation network consists of a total of 125 weather stations all over the state of New York and Lufft was selected as one of the vendors to support them in capturing the data. All 125 of the weathers stations have the standard instrumentation suite. Of those 125, 17 ...

  • Effects of intermittent polyelectrolyte addition on water quality in direct filtration

    The effects of intermittent polyelectrolyte addition on the quality of effluent water and on the development of filter headloss were studied. Anionic and cationic polyelectrolytes were applied to two similarly constructed pilot sand filters. The surface water used in the study was obtained from Ömerli, which is one of the main drinking water reservoirs of Istanbul. Six sets of experiments were ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The Water Framework Directive - ‘Time to Kill??

    Untitled Document The Water Framework ...


    By WRc plc

  • Public preferences for water quality improvements: implications for the implementation of the EC Water Framework Directive in Scotland

    The EC Water Framework Directive (WFD) sets ambitious quality targets for member state water bodies by 2015. The provisions are being transposed predominantly using a cost-effectiveness criterion, which raises questions about the relative balance of costs [of reaching good status (GS)] and corresponding (non-)market benefits or the economic efficiency of the legislation. This study provides an ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Mining Water Quality Application

    Isaac Plains Coal Mine Isaac Plains is an open cut coal mine, in Northern Queensland, Australia. The Isaac Plains Project operates under an Environmental Authority (EA). One of the environmental monitoring requirements which must be met is monitoring water. These include potable water, mine affected water, natural creek flows, water releases, groundwater and the receiving environment. The ...


    By ANDalyze

  • Tools to improve water quality

    This post is part of a series on World Water Week, an annual event designed to draw attention to and discuss global water issues. Read more posts in this series. Agricultural production often comes at the expense of water quality. As my colleague, Mindy Selman, ...

  • Eelgrass as a Bioindicator Under the European Water Framework Directive

    Eelgrass is the most widespread plant in temperate coastal waters. It is regarded as a useful indicator of water quality because water clarity regulates its extension towards deeper waters, i.e. the depth limit. This study analyses the use of eelgrass depth limits as a bioindicator under the Water Framework Directive (WFD). The WFD demands that ecological status is classified by relating the ...


    By Springer

  • Assessment of links between REACH and the Water Framework Directive

    Green drivers, such as reduced packaging (with consequently increased development of concentrated products) and climate change (with potentially decreased availability of water, reduced dilution of sewage plant effluents, etc.) pose a business risk to consumer products companies who manufacturer cleaning products that are likely to be disposed of to domestic sewers. Water Company responses to the ...


    By WCA Environment Ltd.

  • Home water treatment by direct filtration with natural coagulant

    ABSTRACTSeeds of the plant species Strychnos potatorum and Moringa oleifera contain natural polyelectrolytes which can be used as coagulants to clarify turbid waters. In laboratory tests, direct filtration of a turbid surface water (turbidity 15-25 NTU, heterotrophic bacteria 280-500 cfu ml−1, and fecal coliforms 280-500 MPN 100 ml−1), with seeds of S. potatorum ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • `Tips and Tricks` for Water Framework Directive implementation

    People care about water. A recent poll on European attitudes on the environment showed that citizens are increasingly concerned about the pollution of rivers, lakes, groundwater and coastal waters. In 2002, more than 40% of European citizens were ‘very worried’ about the state of freshwater ecosystems. This marked a sharp increase of 10% from 1999. Water protection is one of the European Union ...

  • European bathing water quality in 2012

    Every year, millions of Europeans take advantage of the continent's wonderful selection of beaches, rivers, and lakes for a relaxing holiday or a day out. It is vitally important that they know the quality of the water they are swimming in, and that they do not jeopardise their health. The European Environment Agency (EEA) and the European Commission hope that this year's bathing water report ...

  • Impact of European Water Framework Directive Article 7 on Drinking Water Directive compliance for pesticides: challenges of a prevention-led approach

    Article 7 of the European Water Framework Directive (WFD) promotes a prevention-led approach to European Drinking Water Directive (DWD) compliance for those parameters that derive from anthropogenic influences on raw water quality. However, the efficacy of pollution prevention interventions is currently uncertain and likely to be variable, which makes absolute compliance with the drinking water ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • European bathing water quality in 2010

    Europeans care about water quality and rank bathing water quality as a priority when judging their local environment. Knowing that they have clean and safe water to swim or play in is an important factor in their choice of a holiday or weekend destination. For the tourism industry, clean and safe water is also a major factor in attracting visitors to an area. To allow Europeans to make an ...

  • European bathing water quality in 2014

    Good bathing water quality is critically important for Europeans. It plays a large role in helping people to plan holidays and leisure activities. It is therefore also of great importance to Europe's tourism industry, as clean and safe water is a major factor in continuing to attract visitors from all over the world. To allow citizens to make an informed choice of beach, the European Union (EU) ...

  • European bathing water quality in 2013

    Every year, millions of Europeans take advantage of the continent's wonderful selection of beaches, rivers, and lakes for a relaxing holiday or a day out. It is vitally important that they know the quality of the water they are swimming in, and that they do not jeopardize their health. The European Environment Agency (EEA) and the European Commission hope that this year's bathing water report ...

  • EU Water Policy: Making the Water Framework Directive work - The quality of transposition and implementation of the WFD at the end of 2004 - A second Snapshot report

    The European Environmental Bureau (EEB) and WWF European Policy Office closely follow the Water Framework Directive (WFD) implementation at EU level in order to ensure the achievement of its objectives and the ensuing move towards long-term water management to provide future generations and their environment with sufficient water of good quality. Both organisations have already explained the ...

  • European bathing water quality in 2011

    Europeans care about water quality and knowing that they have clean and safe water to swim or play in is an important factor in their choice of a holiday or weekend destination. For the tourism industry, clean and safe water is also a major factor in attracting visitors to an area. To allow Europeans to make an informed choice, the European Environment Agency and the European Commission publish ...

  • EPA Revises Water Quality Criteria

    Tens of thousands of members of the regulated community from industrial facilities with air emissions and wastewater discharges to municipal wastewater treatment plants, to hazardous waste site managers may be affected by changes to the WQC. US EPA Water Quality Criteria (WQC) which attempt to protect human health and the environment associated with the US waters, serve as the basis for most ...


    By AECOM

  • Water Quality - UN Water Policy Brief

    This policy brief is a collaborative output of UN-Water members and partners directed at practitioners, policymakers and decision-makers in water resource management and other relevant sectors. The policy brief outlines the challenges and trends, drivers and impacts related to water quality. It also presents four strategies that form the basis of policy solutions. It concludes by detailing a ...


    By IWA Publishing

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