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Evaluating the usefulness of dynamic pollutant fate models for implementing the EU Water Framework Directive

Veerle Gevaert UGent, Frederik Verdonck UGent, Lorenzo Benedetti UGent, Webbey De Keyser UGent and Bernard De Baets UGent (2009) CHEMOSPHERE. 76(1). p.27-35
abstract
The European Water Framework Directive (WFD) aims at achieving a good ecological and chemical status of surface waters in river basins by 2015. The chemical status is considered good if the Environmental Quality Standards (EQSs) are met for all substances listed on the priority list and eight additional specific emerging substances. To check compliance with these standards, the WFD requires the establishment of monitoring programmes. The minimum measuring frequency for priority substances is currently set at once per month. This can result in non-representative sampling and increased probability of misinterpretation of the surface water quality status. To assist in the classification of the water body, the combined use of monitoring data and pollutant fate models is recommended. More specifically, dynamic models are suggested, as possible exceedance of the quality standards can be predicted by such models. In the presented work, four realistic scenarios are designed and discussed to illustrate the usefulness of dynamic pollutant fate models for implementing the WFD. They comprise a combination of two priority substances and two rivers, representative for Western Europe.
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subject
keyword
Dynamic modelling, Water Framework Directive (WFD), Monitoring, Environmental Quality Standards (EQSs), Priority substances, River water quality
journal title
CHEMOSPHERE
Chemosphere
volume
76
issue
1
pages
27 - 35
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000266897200005
JCR category
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
JCR impact factor
3.253 (2009)
JCR rank
22/178 (2009)
JCR quartile
1 (2009)
ISSN
0045-6535
DOI
10.1016/j.chemosphere.2009.02.046
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
623520
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-623520
date created
2009-05-11 16:19:26
date last changed
2009-11-05 14:33:39
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  abstract     = {The European Water Framework Directive (WFD) aims at achieving a good ecological and chemical status of surface waters in river basins by 2015. The chemical status is considered good if the Environmental Quality Standards (EQSs) are met for all substances listed on the priority list and eight additional specific emerging substances. To check compliance with these standards, the WFD requires the establishment of monitoring programmes. The minimum measuring frequency for priority substances is currently set at once per month. This can result in non-representative sampling and increased probability of misinterpretation of the surface water quality status. To assist in the classification of the water body, the combined use of monitoring data and pollutant fate models is recommended. More specifically, dynamic models are suggested, as possible exceedance of the quality standards can be predicted by such models. In the presented work, four realistic scenarios are designed and discussed to illustrate the usefulness of dynamic pollutant fate models for implementing the WFD. They comprise a combination of two priority substances and two rivers, representative for Western Europe.},
  author       = {Gevaert, Veerle and Verdonck, Frederik and Benedetti, Lorenzo and De Keyser, Webbey and De Baets, Bernard},
  issn         = {0045-6535},
  journal      = {CHEMOSPHERE},
  keyword      = {Dynamic modelling,Water Framework Directive (WFD),Monitoring,Environmental Quality Standards (EQSs),Priority substances,River water quality},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {27--35},
  title        = {Evaluating the usefulness of dynamic pollutant fate models for implementing the EU Water Framework Directive},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2009.02.046},
  volume       = {76},
  year         = {2009},
}

Chicago
Gevaert, Veerle, Frederik Verdonck, Lorenzo Benedetti, Webbey De Keyser, and Bernard De Baets. 2009. “Evaluating the Usefulness of Dynamic Pollutant Fate Models for Implementing the EU Water Framework Directive.” Chemosphere 76 (1): 27–35.
APA
Gevaert, V., Verdonck, F., Benedetti, L., De Keyser, W., & De Baets, B. (2009). Evaluating the usefulness of dynamic pollutant fate models for implementing the EU Water Framework Directive. CHEMOSPHERE, 76(1), 27–35.
Vancouver
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Gevaert V, Verdonck F, Benedetti L, De Keyser W, De Baets B. Evaluating the usefulness of dynamic pollutant fate models for implementing the EU Water Framework Directive. CHEMOSPHERE. 2009;76(1):27–35.
MLA
Gevaert, Veerle, Frederik Verdonck, Lorenzo Benedetti, et al. “Evaluating the Usefulness of Dynamic Pollutant Fate Models for Implementing the EU Water Framework Directive.” CHEMOSPHERE 76.1 (2009): 27–35. Print.