M³ Workshop: June 16-17, 2010 in Luxembourg/Kirchberg

Monitoring and data evaluation under the Water Framework Directive –
Achievements, deficits and new horizons

Description

M³ is a European LIFE-Project on the evaluation of programmes of measures in river basin management plans. The identification of pressures on receiving waters leading to specific programmes of measures and the control of the success of the implementation of the latter have to be supported by sound monitoring schemes. How reliable is our information on pressures and can we quantify their magnitude by monitoring techniques. What information is contained in biomonitoring data? How do we setup a monitoring to verify the success of the programmes of measures? These topics will be addressed in the first workshop of the M³ consortium to be held in Luxembourg in June 2010.

General information

Date
June 16-17, 2010 in Luxembourg/Kirchberg

Venue
Centre National Sportif et Culturel d'Coque
2, rue Léon Hengen
L-1745 Luxembourg

Structure

Session 1: WFD and monitoring implementation: a critical appraisal
•   Methodological aspects of monitoring ecological status
•   Appropriateness of current methods to characterize ecological stress
•   Ecotoxicological evaluation of biomonitoring data

Session 2: Monitoring surface water ecology & investigating impairment
•   Monitoring strategies
•   Targeted sampling
•   Representativeness of samplings

Session 3: Monitoring and evaluation of the immission situation in surface waters – chemical water quality
•   Characterizing diurnal and seasonal variability in pollutant exposure      
•   Monitoring flood waves
•   Online monitoring techniques

Session 4: Monitoring and evaluation of emissions in catchments – pollutant source characterization
•   Monitoring of steadily flowing emission sources
•   Limit of quantification issues
•   Substance flow calculation

Session 5: Sediment monitoring – budgets, contamination & ecotoxicology
•   Monitoring sediment mass flows and budgets
•   Sediment contamination and bioavailability
•   Assessing the effect of sediment pollution on ecological status

Invited Speakers

Session 1:
•   Graham Harris, LEC Lancaster (UK)

Does ecological complexity and uncertainty inevitably lead to doomed Directives?

•   Marc Babut, CEMAGREF Lyon (F)

Sediment Environmental Quality Standards in application of the Water Framework Directive: a continuing challenge

•   Penny Johnes U Reading (UK)

Uncertainties in water quality monitoring data: implications for modelling and management

Session 2:
•   Peter von der Ohe, UFZ Leipzig (D)

The use of the SPEAR index to link ecological status to chemical pollution

Session 3:
•   Marc Stutter, Macaulay Inst. Aberdeen (UK)

Understanding and managing the range of phosphorus forms contributing to eutrophication

Session 5:
•   Wolfgang Ahlf, TU Hamburg-Harburg (D)

Sediment Monitoring for Ecological Quality

Download Book of Abstracts

Presentation abstracts can be found in the
> M3 workshop booklet

 

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M3 Workshop Flyer
> English Version (.pdf)

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> M3 Workshop Programme (.pdf)

Download Workshop Presentations

Session 1: WFD and monitoring implementation: a critical appraisal

G. Harris
> Does ecological complexity and uncertainty inevitably lead to doomed Directives? (.pdf)

M. Babut  
> Sediment Environmental Quality Standards in application of the Water Framework Directive: a continuing challenge (.pdf)

P. Johnes  
> Uncertainties in water quality monitoring data: implications for modelling and management (.pdf)

N. Fleischmann 
WFD Compliance and Comparability of Monitoring and Management: Is it likely that the WFD ultimately leads to similar protection levels for European Waters? (.pdf)

A. Collins 
> Surface water monitoring for the Water Framework Directive to deliver classifications and facilitate source assessment (.pdf)

M. Knotters 
> Model-based vs. design-based sampling strategies for monitoring, with a case study on testing surface water quality against standards (.pdf)

J. McGovern 
> Assessment of environmental compliance of water bodies through integration of monitoring and modelling (.pdf)


Session 2: Monitoring surface water ecology & investigating impairment

P. von der Ohe 
> The use of the SPEAR index to link ecological status to chemical pollution (.pdf)

A. Davey 
> Biological monitoring and classification in the face of uncertainty: challenges, progress and prospects (.pdf)

A. Halbig
> Comparison of the initial monitoring of the ecological status under the WFD with the results from the large-scale nature conservation project Obere Ahr-Hocheifel (.pdf)

R. Carafa 
> Water toxicity assessment in Catalan rivers (NE Spain) using Species Sensitivity Distribution and Artificial Neural Networks (.pdf)

 

Session 3: Monitoring and evaluation of the immission situation in surface waters- chemical water quality

M. Stutter 
> Understanding and managing the range of phosphorus forms contributing to eutrophication (.pdf)

J.C. Rozemeijer 
> Dynamics in groundwater and surface water quality; Improving load estimates by characterizing the concentration response to rainfall events (.pdf)

M. Rode 
> How to use new online monitoring techniques to improve water quality modelling at the catchment scale (.pdf)

N. Howden 
The value and importance of long-term water quality monitoring (.pdf)

 

Session 4: Monitoring and evaluation of emissions in catchment- pollutant source characterization

S. De Rijk 
> Characterization and quantification of emission sources in river catchments; possibilities for international harmonization (.pdf)

H. Sonnenberg 
> Online monitoring for evaluation of CSO impact on surface water (.pdf)

B. Heinzmann 
> A Comprehensive Measurement Campaign to Characterize Combined Sewage and Combined Sewer Overflows in a Rehabilitated Drainage Area in Berlin (.pdf)

M. Bayerle 
> Pesticide and pharmaceutical emission profiles from WWTPs: Monitoring with passive and auto-samplers (.pdf)

 

Session 5: Sediment monitoring-budgets contamination & ecotoxicology

W. Ahlf 
> Sediment Monitoring for Ecological Quality (.pdf)

R. Flück 
> Sediment quality assessment: review and discussion of the current methods (.pdf)

C. Durand 
> Coupling geochemical and biological approaches to assess the availability of cadmium in a natural sediment (.pdf)

L. Osté 
> How to Assess Sediments without Sediment Environmental Quality Standards? (.pdf)

 

'Round table' (*.mp3)

A round table at the end of the workshop allowed for a wrap up of all the subjects that had been discussed. It involved the invited speakers on a panel and the participation of the audience. The lively discusison touched many aspects of monitoring, the assumptions of the Water Framework Directive and the missing links to a sound ecotoxicological concept. You can listen to the recording of the discussion and/or read the >> transcription (*.pdf).

 

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