Experiences from Ground, Coastal and Transitional Water Quality Monitoring

The EU Water Framework Directive Implementation in the Catalan River Basin District (Part II)

  • Antoni Munné
  • Antoni Ginebreda
  • Narcís Prat

Part of the The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry book series (HEC, volume 43)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Sílvia Bofill-Mas, Marta Rusiñol, Josep Fraile, Teresa Garrido, Antoni Munné, Rosina Girones
    Pages 1-24
  3. Francesc Oliva, Esteban Vegas, Sergi Civit, Teresa Garrido, Josep Fraile, Antoni Munné
    Pages 25-62
  4. Cristina Postigo, María Jesús García-Galán, Marianne Köck-Schulmeyer, Damià Barceló
    Pages 63-89
  5. Violeta Velasco, Enric Vázquez-Suñé, Mar Alcaraz, Alejandro Serrano-Juan, Isabel Tubau, Xavier Sánchez-Vila et al.
    Pages 91-115
  6. Xavier Carreras, Josep Fraile, Teresa Garrido, Carles Cardona
    Pages 117-134
  7. Jordi Camp, Eva Flo, Magda Vila, Laura Arin, Albert Reñé, Nagore Sampedro et al.
    Pages 135-160
  8. María García, Boris Weitzmann, Susana Pinedo, Emma Cebrian, Enric Ballesteros
    Pages 249-270
  9. Albert Palanques, Josep Caixach, Marc Belzunces, Arantxa Bartolomé
    Pages 271-300
  10. Maria José Figueras, Mariona de Torres, Carolina Silvera, Maria José Corrales
    Pages 301-333
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 335-339

About this book


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.



Groundwater pollution Water contamination Groundwater pollutants WFD implementation Polar organic pollutants Water quality indicator Bioindicators MEDOCC index Fecal water contamination

Editors and affiliations

  • Antoni Munné
    • 1
  • Antoni Ginebreda
    • 2
  • Narcís Prat
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Water Quality and MonitoriCatalan Water Agency (ACA)BarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.Department of Environmental ChemistryIDAEA-CSICBarcelonaSpain
  3. 3.Department of EcologyUniversity of Barcelona (UB)BarcelonaSpain

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