Experiences from Surface Water Quality Monitoring

The EU Water Framework Directive Implementation in the Catalan River Basin District (Part I)

  • Antoni Munné
  • Antoni Ginebreda
  • Narcís Prat

Part of the The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry book series (HEC, volume 42)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Beatriz Rodríguez-Labajos, Carolina Solà, Antoni Munné
    Pages 37-63
  3. Siobhan Fennessy, Carles Ibañez, Antoni Munné, Nuño Caiola, Nicole Kirchner, Carolina Sola
    Pages 81-99
  4. Lluís Benejam, Marc Ordeix, Frederic Casals, Nuno Caiola, Adolf de Sostoa, Carolina Solà et al.
    Pages 101-123
  5. Emili García-Berthou, Mi-Jung Bae, Lluís Benejam, Carles Alcaraz, Frederic Casals, Adolf de Sostoa et al.
    Pages 125-147
  6. Xavier D. Quintana, Miguel Cañedo-Argüelles, Alfonso Nebra, Stéhanie Gascón, Maria Rieradevall, Nuno Caiola et al.
    Pages 171-199
  7. Rafael Marcé, Joan Armengol, Enrique Navarro
    Pages 201-219
  8. Evelyn Garcia-Burgos, Mònica Bardina, Carolina Solà, Montserrat Real, Joana Capela, Antoni Munné
    Pages 221-247
  9. Antoni Ginebreda, Sandra Pérez, Daniel Rivas, Maja Kuzmanovic, Damià Barceló
    Pages 283-320
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 321-325

About this book


This book details the experiences gained by the Catalan Water Agency (ACA) in a Mediterranean watershed – the Catalan River Basin District – following the launch of the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD) in the year 2000. Experts in rivers, reservoirs, lakes, wetlands and estuaries present 13 chapters defining tools for water-status assessment specially adapted to Mediterranean conditions. The content of this and the companion volume Experiences from Ground, Coastal and Transitional Water Quality Monitoring: The EU Water Framework Directive Implementation in the Catalan River Basin District (Part II) are the result of an excellent collaboration between the ACA and several Catalan universities and research centers to cope with new challenges provided by the WFD monitoring requirements. The volume serves as a useful guide for environmental managers and scientists engaged in other European as well as Non-European river basins.



Water status assessment WFD implementation Biopollution index European Intercalibration Exercise Ecological indicators Fish-based indices Benthic indicators

Editors and affiliations

  • Antoni Munné
    • 1
  • Antoni Ginebreda
    • 2
  • Narcís Prat
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Water Quality and MonitoriCatalan Water Agency (ACA)BarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.Department of Environmental ChemistryIDAEA-CSICBarcelonaSpain
  3. 3.Department of EcologyUniversity of Barcelona (UB)BarcelonaSpain

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