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Assessing reference conditions and physico-chemical status according to the European Water Framework Directive: a case-study from the Basque Country (Northern Spain).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16038947     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The European Water Framework Directive requires the development of new and accurate methodologies, addressing the assessment of the physico-chemical status of transitional and coastal waters; these are considered by the Directive as the supporting elements for the final evaluation of the Ecological Quality Status. This contribution develops new approaches in the determination of the physico-chemical status, solving some problems detected in previous contributions, i.e.: (a) fitting the classification of water bodies and typologies, by means of the stretching of the typologies, according to the natural salinity gradient of types; (b) defining reference conditions, based upon the new approach to typologies, (c) proposing accurate multivariate methodologies, in determining the physico-chemical status of the transitional and coastal waters, based upon the defined typologies and references; and (d) discussion of the results obtained by reference to methodological aspects and water quality evolution in the Basque Country, Spain (as a case-study), during the last decade.
J Bald; A Borja; I Muxika; J Franco; V Valencia
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2005-07-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Marine pollution bulletin     Volume:  50     ISSN:  0025-326X     ISO Abbreviation:  Mar. Pollut. Bull.     Publication Date:  2005 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-12-02     Completed Date:  2006-09-19     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0260231     Medline TA:  Mar Pollut Bull     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1508-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
AZTI-Tecnalia, Marine Research Division, 20110 Pasajes, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Cluster Analysis
Environmental Monitoring / legislation & jurisprudence,  standards*,  statistics & numerical data*
Environmental Pollution / analysis,  legislation & jurisprudence
Fresh Water / chemistry
Quality Control
Reference Values
Rivers / chemistry
Seawater / chemistry
Water Pollutants / analysis
Water Supply / analysis,  legislation & jurisprudence,  standards*
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0/Water Pollutants

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