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Assessment of the ecological status using different quality elements in the Prut river basin_D6.8

Date: 30 October 2012

In order to assess the water bodies status, the monitoring programs for surface water, groundwater and protected areas were required by Article 8 (1) of the Water Framework Directive (2000/60/EC). Therefore, EU Member States have established the monitoring programs aiming to collect information for "water bodies status assessment" within each river basin. Monitoring programs established in Romania, became operational on 22.12.2006. The monitoring program (according to WFD) is established by the National Management Plan, which was approved by the Governmental Decision/Order no. 80/26.01.2011 (for the approval of the National Management Plan related to the Romanian sector of the international Danube River District , published in the Official Gazette no. 265/14.04.2011).

The monitoring of water, sediments and biota, quality elements and parameters is done through investigative activities. The minimum monitoring frequencies are in accordance with the requirements of the Water Framework Directive, taking into account the type of program (surveillance, operational and investigative monitoring).

The current report presents the following issues (Romanian approach):

  • a short description of the methodology regarding the ecological status assessment of water bodies (rivers) - phytoplankton communities;
  • a short description of the methodology regarding the ecological status assessment of water bodies (rivers) - benthic invertebrates communities;
  • a short description of the methodology regarding the ecological status assessment of water bodies (rivers) –fish fauna;
  • a short description of the methodology regarding the ecological status assessment of water bodies (rivers) - chemical and physico-chemical elements;
  • a description of the methodology regarding the ecological status assessment of water bodies (rivers) – hydromorphological elements;
  • application of the methodology regarding the ecological status assessment of water bodies – hydromorphological elements on a case study - Romanian pilot basin (the Prut river basin).


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