Title: Groundwater Pollution and Quality Monitoring Approaches at the European Level. 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> journal article 
Country: EU Projects 
Language(s): English
Year: 2013 
Author 1/Producer: Matteo Balderacch 
Other Authors/Producers: Pierre Benoit, Philippe Cambier, Ole Martin Eklo, Alessandro Gargini, Alexandra Gemitzi, Melike Gurel, Bjørn Kløve, Zoran Nakic, Elena Predaa, Stanko Ruzicic, Przemysław Wachniew & Marco Trevisan 
Author / Producer Type: EC Project 
Journal: Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology 
Journal Web Link: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/best20/current#.UhpJIENwbIU  
Start Page: 323 
End Page: 408 
Volume: 43 
Publisher web link (root): http://www.tandfonline.com
ISSN: DOI: 10.1080/10643389.2011.604259. 
Article Weblink (=direct link): http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10643389.2011.60 ...  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Contaminants-->Contaminants overview
Contaminated land-->stats, registers, inventories etc
Groundwater protection-->Groundwater protection overview
Water resources and their management -->Water resources and their management Overview
Short description: An overview of groundwater contaminants in Europe is provided by a recent study, which calls for more integrated monitoring using a range of indicators. Groundwater contamination presents serious health and environmental concerns. A number of Directives, including the Water Framework, Groundwater, Nitrates, Industrial Emissions and Landfill Directives, together aim to protect groundwater from pollution and deterioration. The study, supported by the EU’s GENESIS project, focuses on four pollutants (radionuclides, salt, nutrients and trace elements) which have both natural and human-based sources and three synthetic contaminants (pesticides, crude oil compounds and wastewater contaminants).  
Link to Project(s): GENESIS Groundwater and dependent Ecosystems: NEw Scientific basIS on climate change and land-use impacts for the update of the EU Groundwater Directive
Submitted By: Professor Paul Bardos WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 25/08/2013

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