FIRST SWIFT-WFD WORKSHOP
FIRST SWIFT-WFD WORKSHOP ON

VALIDATION OF ROBUSTNESS OF VALIDATION OF ROBUSTNESS OF SENSORS AND BIOASSAYS FOR SENSORS AND BIOASSAYS FOR SCREENING POLLUTANTS SCREENING POLLUTANTS

December 2-3, 2004 Ma, Menorca (Balearic island) Spain

Screening methods for water data information in support of implementation of the Water Framework Directive

Contract: SSPI-CT-2003-502492 About the SWIFT-WFD project The monitoring requirements for successfully implementing the Water Framework Directive (WFD) will directly depend upon available measurement techniques of demonstrated quality, which will be able to deliver reliable data at an affordable cost. Besides the necessary laboratory analyses, screening methodologies will play a key role in the WFD implementation, mainly as a complementary approach for quality monitoring improvement. The WFD will represent a powerful management tool only if monitoring data are of reliable and comparable quality. In this context, the objectives of the SWIFT-WFD project are based mainly on the five following points: 1) The successful implementation of the WFD which closely depends on the quality of monitoring data; 2) Rapid, affordable and user’s friendly measurement techniques should be compared, validated, developed for use in WFD monitoring programs; 3) Dissemination, transfer of knowledge and technologies; 4) A socio-economic assessment should be carried out to establish various scenarios on the cost of measurements and their impact on water quality management. In order to coordinate and update the information from the network members three Focus workshops will be held along the project. First of them will be on VALIDATION OF VALIDATION OF ROBUSTNESS OF SENSORS AND BIOASSAYS FOR SCREENING POLLUTANTS in ROBUSTNESS OF SENSORS AND BIOASSAYS FOR SCREENING POLLUTANTS in Menorca Menorca this year, this year, that will be followed by the workshops entitled COMPARISON OF PASSIVE SAMPLING WITH CONVENTIONAL WATER MONITORING AND ANALYSIS and, IDENTIFICATION OF PROTOCOLS FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF WFD in 2005 and 2006, respectively.

Posted: 03/08/2004 By: Jrg Frauenstein



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