Research and analysis

Review of lake benthic macro-invertebrate sampling methods and strategy for the Water Framework Directive

A review of invertebrate sampling techniques and associated uncertainty which will help fulfil Water Framework Directive requirements.

Documents

Review of Lake Benthic Macro-invertebrate Sampling Methods and Strategy for the Water Framework Directive

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Review of Lake Benthic Macro-invertebrate Sampling Methods and Strategy for the Water Framework Directive

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Details

This project presents and evaluates a revised methodology for assessing the water quality of and classifying water bodies based on bioassessment methods. This assessment of the methodology is a response to the requirements of the European Commission’s Water Framework Directive relating to water quality, and the overall intention is that the revised methodology will be cost-effective, in line both with the European Committee for Standardisation (CEN) and with current and future health and safety regulations, compatible with earlier sampling methods and suitable to use throughout the UK.

Published 1 March 2007