Reference : A framework for an optimised groundwater monitoring network and aggregated indicators
Scientific journals : Article
Engineering, computing & technology : Geological, petroleum & mining engineering
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/3339
A framework for an optimised groundwater monitoring network and aggregated indicators
English
Rentier, Céline [Ministère de la Région wallonne > DGRNE > Eaux souterraines > >]
Delloye, Francis [Ministère de la Région Wallonne > DGRNE > Eaux Souterraines > >]
Brouyère, Serge mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département Argenco : Secteur GEO3 > Hydrogéologie & Géologie de l'environnement >]
Dassargues, Alain mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département Argenco : Secteur GEO3 > Hydrogéologie & Géologie de l'environnement >]
2006
Environmental Geology
Springer Science & Business Media B.V.
50
2
194-201
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0943-0105
New York
NY
[en] groundwater ; monitoring network ; groundwater quality ; European Water Framework Directive ; indicator ; aggregation of data
[en] The implementation of the Water Framework Directive (EU 2000) requires a groundwater quality monitoring. It is used for characterisation of the 'good' chemical status of each groundwater body and for the restoration or protection purposes of those bodies already at 'good' status. Interpretative aspects are lying in the design of monitoring network and in the way of building global indicators. Attention is given here to the global chemical status of the groundwater bodies and to the role of diffuse pollution, much of which is brought via groundwater to surface water. Monitoring 'local' pollution associated with individual sites is not addressed. Groundwater bodies with different contrasted hydrogeology conditions, land use and topography have been considered to establish an approach for choosing an optimised monitoring network. Then, a quality assessment system has been developed and applied for qualifying the general status of each groundwater body. The use of non-dimensional indexes allows us to process with all kinds of chemical parameters in a normalised way and, by means of adequate aggregation rules, to qualify the general quality status of a groundwater body. The obtained diagnostic, even if not fully validated, is closely linked to the pragmatic objectives contained in the EU Water Directive.
Aquapôle - AQUAPOLE
Ministère de le Région wallonne
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http://hdl.handle.net/2268/3339
10.1007/s00254-006-0200-x
http://www.springerlink.com/content/2253357t71x77074/
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