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|Title:||Coordinating Links among Research, Standardisation and Policy in Support of Water Framework Directive Chemical Monitoring Requirements|
|Authors:||QUEVAUVILLER PHILLIPPE; BORCHERS Ulrich; GAWLIK BERND|
|Citation:||JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING vol. 9 p. 915 - 923|
|Publisher:||ROYAL SOC CHEMISTRY|
|Type:||Articles in Journals|
|Abstract:||The need for coordination among scientific and policy activities is an old debate in which respective communities have often confronted their views rather than reflecting on concrete solutions. In the last few years, however, constructive exchanges have taken place in the context of expert groups linked to the implementation of the Water Framework Directive (WFD) and related EU funded research projects, which have resulted in a better understanding of communication and knowledge transfer gaps. These exchanges concern not only the way research is being interfaced with water policies, but also how improved coordination could be organised regarding technical specifications linked to standardisation. This paper discusses on-going efforts to improve coordination among research, standardisation and policy in support of WFD implementation, with emphasis on chemical monitoring requirements.|
|JRC Institute:||Institute for Environment and Sustainability|
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