Project: Traceable measurements for monitoring critical pollutants under the European Water Framework Directive (WFD-2000/60/EC)

The European Water Framework Directive (WFD) aims to improve European water resources and prevent any further deterioration in their quality by the year 2015. According to the WFD, EU Member States are obliged to monitor the ecological status of their inland waters in order to ensure their long-term sustainable use. The project helped to improve the quality and comparability of such monitoring data by developing primary reference methods for selected water pollutants, as well as new concepts for whole water reference materials and test materials, that can meet the requirements of the WFD and related Directives. The project also helped to improve the quality and comparability of monitoring data obtained by laboratories under the WFD. These results will help to ensure long-term reliability of water monitoring data obtained under the WFD, reduce the presence of toxic pollutants in Europe’s water resources and support better decision-making in the field of water management.

Acronym ENV08 WFD (Reference Number: ENV08)
Duration 01/10/2011 - 30/09/2014
Project Topic Metrology
Project Results
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Network EMRP
Call EMRP Call 2010 - Industry and Environment

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Bundesanstalt fuer Materialforschung und -pruefung Coordinator Germany
2 Biroul Roman de Metrologie Legala Partner Romania
3 Institut Jožef Stefan Partner Slovenia
4 JRC - Joint Research Centre - European Commission Partner Belgium
5 LGC Limited Partner United Kingdom
6 Laboratoire national de métrologie et d'essais Partner France
7 Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Partner Germany
8 Suomen ymparistokeskus Partner Finland
9 Turkiye Bilimsel ve Teknolojik Arastirma Kurumu Partner Turkey
10 Umweltbundesamt Partner Germany
11 Istituto Superiore per la Protezione e la Ricerca Ambientale Observer Italy
12 Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH Germany