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TITLE Harmonising water quality sampling and screening methods   swift_wfd_en.pdf (3.99 MB)
Document ID LIB100
Document type EC RTD Programmes projects / results
Issue date 08/03/2005
Document reference SWIFT-WFD
Original language of the document English
Document produced by EC-Research and Innovation DG organisation visiting card
Document requested by EC-Research and Innovation DG organisation visiting card
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Policy domains
  • Environment


Short description  SWIFT-WFD will focus on the preparation and development of robust, reliable sampling methods and procedures for the assessment and control of water quality. It will develop a range of chemical and biological screening methods and test their efficacy through laboratory experiments and field trials. The project will focus on developing new ‘low-cost’ and innovative techniques. It will also include a series of training courses and summer schools for training water management professionals which could be continued after the completion of the project.
Abstract (focusing on the key recommendations)  The EU Water Framework Directive seeks to integrate the management of water bodies with the improvement in water quality from upland headwaters, through river systems and lowland valleys, to estuarine and coastal waters. At present, there is a plethora of disparate sampling methods internationally and across the range of aquatic environments. This project will develop a harmonised range of robust, ...

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