Title: Synthesis of existing legislation, guidelines, standards, organisations and projects related to drinking water safety and monitoring: ERNCIP thematic group Chemical and Biological Risks to Drinking Water, Task 2, deliverable 2.3
Authors: TANCHOU Valérie
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2015
JRC N°: JRC100533
ISBN: 978-92-79-57773-4
ISSN: 1831-9424
Other Identifiers: EUR 27854
OP LB-NA-27854-EN-N
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC100533
DOI: 10.2788/788293
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: In order to define the basic elements for harmonisation in the field of drinking water safety and security, existing European Standards and Directives are presented. A specific focus is made on biological risks. It clearly appears that little information is available for biological monitoring and only a few microorganisms are recommended for monitoring. Outside Europe, Guidelines and Directives are available either at the international (WHO) or national (Canada, US, Australia) levels. Although the risks may be different from one country to another, these documents can be considered as models, as they include reference scientific information. Various European partnerships also exist to tackle water quality (JPI-Water, EIP-Water, EuReau, WISE, M/487). All these networks are of great importance because they group the major stakeholders in the water sector (institutions, private companies, operators, governmental agencies, regulators …). They point out the needs, and are actively involved in driving strategy, policy, and scientific approaches. In parallel, Europe funded projects ensure R&D innovations and they define future monitoring technologies and efficient European networks. Eventually, recommendations are presented in order to avoid overlap with existing iniatives and to strengthen the mission of the Thematic Group of water.
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