This book details the
experiences gained by the Catalan Water Agency (ACA) in a Mediterranean
watershed – the Catalan River Basin District – following the launch of the EU
Water Framework Directive (WFD) in the year 2000. Groundwater and coastal water
experts present 13 chapters defining tools for water-status assessment
specially adapted to Mediterranean conditions. The content of this and the
companion volume Experiences from Surface
Water Quality Monitoring: The EU Water Framework Directive Implementation in
the Catalan River Basin District (Part I) are the result of an excellent
collaboration between the ACA and several Catalan universities and research
centers to cope with new challenges provided by the WFD monitoring requirements.
The volume serves as a useful guide for environmental managers and scientists
engaged in other European as well as Non-European river basins.