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Water monitroing network working group of the Phase II of the Med Joint Process between the EUWI and the Water Framework Directive.

In 2005 EMWIS conducted a survey on the value of some concepts of the European Union (EU) Water Framework Directive (WFD) for Mediterranean partner countries (MPC). Water Directors as well as basin organisations were surveyed. The two first concepts of interest are the characterization of basins and the monitoring activities. This underlines strong willingness and needs in terms of acquiring a better knowledge on river basins within MPC.  That preliminary step is crucial before ongoing the works of planning. Generally, this survey shows a lack of awareness on WFD by MPC, but also a strong interest on the follow up of its implementation in EU Member States. 

At the Euro-Med Water Directors meeting held in Athens in November 2006, countries expressed an interest to launch a working group on ‘Water Monitoring’ in the framework of the JP phase II. EMWIS has the leadership of this working group.

The specific objectives, work plan, timetable, membership etc. are under development.

Working group leaders and their contact details

Eric MINO (Leader)
EMWIS Technical Unit

Folder 1st working group meeting, Madrid 2007-07-03
Folder Working group meeting, Beirut 2009-10-06
Folder Working group meeting, Madrid 2010-11-11 [1 comment(s)]
PDF Status report on inland water quality monitoring in the Mediterranean - Final version dated 2010-12-08 Download
Pointer Survey on monitoring networks and programmes in the Med countries
DOC Working group mandate - water monitoring Download
PDF Water monitoring WG - members Download
URL Conference on Water Status Monitoring under the European Water Framework Directive, March 2007
Document Draft Med Water quality monitoring network report
PDF Interest of the WFD concepts for Med Partner Countries Download (2 versions)
Document Participatory water monitoring
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Document WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation: 'MONITORING FOR RESULTS' - JMP Strategy for the period 2010 - 2015, October 2009
URL Water Framework Directive guidance documents
URL Water quality monitoring
Pointer Joint Process - Phase II -2007-2009
5th Mediterranean Water Forum