Project: European Water Framework Directive
- project duration
- 01-SEP-06 – 30-NOV-07
- The European Water Framework Directive obliges the European member states to achieve a good ecological quality in its surface and ground waters by 2015. These waters might have only a slight amount of anthropogenic disturbance. With the aid of some specific quality elements (ie phytoplankton), an assessment system has to be developed to evaluatie the water quality. For the heavily modified or artificial water bodies, a good ecological potential has to be achieved taken into account the specific hydro-morphological deviations in comparison with natural water bodies. For 2 specific Flemish water bodies (gravel pit lakes Kessenich and Heerenlaak), all existing information is gathered together with new field and laboratory data to define and assess the ecological potential for these two lakes.