EAQC – WISE European Analytical Quality Control in support of the water framework directive via the Water Information System for Europe

Country: EU Projects
Start Date:   1/12/2005         Duration: 36 months         Project Type: RTD
Contract Number: 022603
Organisation Type:  EC Project
Groundwater protection-->Monitoring-->Monitoring overview
Groundwater protection-->Monitoring-->Sampling techniques
Water and sanitation-->Water and sanitation Overview
Water resources and their management -->Stresses, quality and ecological status
Project objectives:
In the short-term objective (within the first 6 months of the project)  
To study different structures & existing QA/QC system at national and EU level  
To identify gaps and needs for additional research and standardisation  
In the medium-term (2006-2007)  
To develop activities to fill in the gaps identified above  
To derive a recommended approach of a QA/QC system that is likely to work at Member State, at river basin and at European scale  
To assess the impact of such a recommended AQC system.  
To check the applicability and validity by means of case studies  
To derive a communication system to efficiently link scientific and policy-making communities  
To derive a sustainable dissemination mechanism of reliable training appropriate to laboratories engaged in the analysis of matrices associated with 
WFD implementation In the long term (beyond 2008) The establishment of a quality control system, which would coordinate tailor-made proficiency testing activities, reference material production, research
and training at the EU level in support of water and soil policies, with regular exchanges of good practices.
Project Summary:
EAQC – WISE is a Specific Targeted Research Project of the 6th European Union Framework Programme and Priority 8, which promotes activities in support of the 
development and implementation of EU policies. The projects aims at producing a blue print of an efficient and potentially sustainable QC system for WFD implementation.
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Funding Programme(s): 
EC Framework Programme 6
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Submitted by: EUGRIS Team Professor Paul Bardos  Who does what?  20/03/2009 01:38:00