Growth of real-time monitoring and response to water problems

Growth of real-time monitoring and response to water problems

Originally submitted by Graciela Sainz
last updated by Rafael Popper

Weak Signal's progress: fully-fledged

This Weak Signal came from: 
European Commission Framework Programme for RTD

The theme/scheme related to this Weak Signal: 
Theme 6 - Environment (including Climate Change)

The sub-theme that best relates to this Weak Signal: 
Natural hazards

When did the Weak Signal manifest ? 
2005-now

Weak Signal's description 
The Water Framework Directive (WFD) is a legislation produced by the European Commission to achieve sustainable management of water across European Member States. The directive aims to achieve healthy water environment by taking account of environmental, economic and social considerations. The WISER project aims to develop integrated tools for assessing the ecological status of European surface waters and evaluate recovery processes in rivers, lakes and coastal/transitional waters under global change constraints. These challenges will lead to the development of integrative systems that will measure levels of Biological Quality Elements (BQE) and deliver real-time strategies to tackle associated water problems.