Water Quality in the Context of Water Resources Management

  • Marcello Benedini
  • George Tsakiris
Part of the Water Science and Technology Library book series (WSTL, volume 70)


Water resources management refers to all types of actions aiming at creating more favourable conditions for all water bodies in the future. This fundamental objective included in recent legislation, such as the Water Framework Directive of the European Union, brings water quality issues in the centre of interest of the water sector. Monitoring systems are now built in all European countries to produce original water quality data characterising the water bodies. Modelling techniques are complementary tools of great importance for assessing management decisions, which aim to improve the health of the water bodies. This book gives emphasis on innovative and classical methods useful for devising new comprehensive water quality models.


European Community Water Resource Management Water Framework Directive Council Directive Integrate Water Resource Management 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marcello Benedini
    • 1
  • George Tsakiris
    • 2
  1. 1.Water Research InstituteArea Ricerca MontelibrettiRomeItaly
  2. 2.Laboratory of Reclamation Works and Water Resources ManagementNational Technical University of Athens School of Rural and Surveying EngineeringZografou, AthensGreece

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