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Record number 407867
Title Developments in monitoring the effectiveness of the EU Nitrates Directive Action Programmes : results of the second MonNO3 workshop, 10-11 June 2009
Author(s) Fraters, B.; Kovar, K.; Grant, R.; Thorling, L.; Reijs, J.W.
Source Bilthoven : RIVM (RIVM report / Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu 680717019/2011) - 390
Department(s) LEI SECT & OND - Duurzame Ontwikkeling Agrosectoren
Publication type Research report
Publication year 2011
Keyword(s) agrarische bedrijfsvoering - waterverontreiniging - nitraten - mestbeleid - monitoring - eu regelingen - farm management - water pollution - nitrates - manure policy - eu regulations
Categories Water Pollution
Abstract Member States of the European Union are obliged both to monitor the quality of their waters and the effect of their Action Programmes on these waters and to report the results to the European Commission. These monitoring obligations have been interpreted differently by the various countries due to the lack of specific guidelines. Most countries, however, have increased their efforts to monitor water quality the last six years, primarily as a consequence of the discussion between the Member States and the European Commission on how the fertiliser policy should be designed and implemented. Similar to the first ‘MonNO3’ workshop, the second one has also contributed to the exchange of knowledge and information – at the international level – on monitoring the effects of the fertiliser policy. Attention was also paid to the use of monitoring data for purposes other than providing information on the status of and trends in water quality; for example, to use data for underpinning measures to be included in the fertiliser policy. In closing, the participants discussed possible amelioration and expansion of the monitoring networks.
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