The objective of the project is to validate a monitoring platform that integrates biological and chemical parameters to help the fulfillment of the WFD and to calibrate it in a case study of the Llobregat River.
Validation of integrated bio-chemical monitoring platforms for quantification of ecological water status at a river basin scale (VIECO)
The Water Framework Directive (WFD) demands a good ecological status of all water bodies. The main objective of VIECO project is to contribute to the enhancement of water quality by developing a costeffective monitoring platform to provide environmental indicators of ecological status of surface waters. This platform integrates off-line and on-line sensors and in-line integrating measuring tools with a sufficient degree of individual control and a high level of integration of data processing. As a consequence, it will be possible to address the impact of these utilities, to provide sensing tools for Priority Substances and Emerging Contaminants monitoring, to built on knowledge about new contaminants that should be included in the WFD and to develop some guidelines to assess risk, and thus help the process of decision making, both for authorities and industries.