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atempel May 22, 2016 01:53 PM

For my research I am defining groundwater quality of different cities. I find that in the database only a difference is being made between samples with 'good chemical status' and 'poor chemical status'. There are only two absolutes. Where can I find the requirements for when a sample if defined as a good sample (or even a bad sample)?
Also, where can I find where the samples are taken?

Kind regards,

Auke Tempel
Replies (5)
EEA May 23, 2016 10:15 AM
Hi, could you please indicate which database you have searched and possibly the url's of your findings?
atempel May 23, 2016 11:50 AM
I have used the 'Chemical and quantitative status of groundwater bodies' from http://www.eea.europa.eu/data-and-maps/data/wise_wfd.

For example, I used the groundwater samples from the Netherlands (NL, page 4 database). Here I found 4 RBD's: NLEM, NLMS, NLRN and NLSC.

EEA Jun 02, 2016 09:31 AM
The data on groundwater bodies' chemical and quantitative status are not useful for assessing the groundwater status related to European cities.
The results have to be seen in the context of River Basin Districts and further information on chemical status can be found in chapter 5 of EEA 2012 State of European waters, see http://www.eea.europa.eu/[…]/european-waters-assessment-2012 and the report on groundwater quantitative status, see http://forum.eionet.europa.[…]ive-status_draft_v2.1_march
atempel Jun 10, 2016 11:14 AM
Thanks for your help! It has been useful!