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Title: Surface water vulnerability assessment applying the integrity model as a decision support system for quality improvement

Abstract

The implementation of the Water Framework Directive (WFD) 2000/60/EC, aimed at achieving a 'Good' Ecological Status of surface water bodies by 2015, indicates the adoption of a River Basin Management approach by using a model which works as a support for decision making. This work has applied the suggestions put forward by the WFD by means of a mathematical model called the Integrity Model. This represents valid support when assessing the efficiency of planned interventions which may directly or indirectly play a role in enhancing the quality of surface waters at the basin scale. Herein the results of a preliminary application limited to just two indexes on the Bacchiglione river basin, located in Northern Italy, are both presented and compared with the results of institutional monitoring activities in compliance with set technical regulations. The proposed model appears to be useful when carrying out Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) procedures in accordance with Directive 2001/42/EC concerning water management and protection plans as well as for the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) procedure to be carried out on the interventions identified.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Department of Environmental Engineering and Physics, University of Basilicata, via Ateneo Lucano 10 Potenza (Italy)
  2. Veneto Regional Prevention and Protection Agency (ARPAV), Venice Provincial Department, via Lissa 6, Mestre-Venezia (Italy)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21499692
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Environmental Impact Assessment Review; Journal Volume: 31; Journal Issue: 3; Other Information: DOI: 10.1016/j.eiar.2010.07.003; PII: S0195-9255(10)00093-4; Copyright (c) 2010 Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, All rights reserved.
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES; CHEMICAL OXYGEN DEMAND; DECISION MAKING; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS; ITALY; MANAGEMENT; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; QUALITY ASSURANCE; REGULATIONS; RIVERS; SAFETY; VULNERABILITY; WASTE WATER; WATER TREATMENT; DEVELOPED COUNTRIES; DOCUMENT TYPES; EUROPE; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; LAWS; LIQUID WASTES; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; SURFACE WATERS; WASTES; WATER; WESTERN EUROPE

Citation Formats

Mirauda, Domenica, and Ostoich, Marco, E-mail: mostoich@arpa.veneto.i. Surface water vulnerability assessment applying the integrity model as a decision support system for quality improvement. United States: N. p., 2011. Web. doi:10.1016/j.eiar.2010.07.003.
Mirauda, Domenica, & Ostoich, Marco, E-mail: mostoich@arpa.veneto.i. Surface water vulnerability assessment applying the integrity model as a decision support system for quality improvement. United States. doi:10.1016/j.eiar.2010.07.003.
Mirauda, Domenica, and Ostoich, Marco, E-mail: mostoich@arpa.veneto.i. Fri . "Surface water vulnerability assessment applying the integrity model as a decision support system for quality improvement". United States. doi:10.1016/j.eiar.2010.07.003.
@article{osti_21499692,
title = {Surface water vulnerability assessment applying the integrity model as a decision support system for quality improvement},
author = {Mirauda, Domenica and Ostoich, Marco, E-mail: mostoich@arpa.veneto.i},
abstractNote = {The implementation of the Water Framework Directive (WFD) 2000/60/EC, aimed at achieving a 'Good' Ecological Status of surface water bodies by 2015, indicates the adoption of a River Basin Management approach by using a model which works as a support for decision making. This work has applied the suggestions put forward by the WFD by means of a mathematical model called the Integrity Model. This represents valid support when assessing the efficiency of planned interventions which may directly or indirectly play a role in enhancing the quality of surface waters at the basin scale. Herein the results of a preliminary application limited to just two indexes on the Bacchiglione river basin, located in Northern Italy, are both presented and compared with the results of institutional monitoring activities in compliance with set technical regulations. The proposed model appears to be useful when carrying out Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) procedures in accordance with Directive 2001/42/EC concerning water management and protection plans as well as for the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) procedure to be carried out on the interventions identified.},
doi = {10.1016/j.eiar.2010.07.003},
journal = {Environmental Impact Assessment Review},
number = 3,
volume = 31,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Apr 15 00:00:00 EDT 2011},
month = {Fri Apr 15 00:00:00 EDT 2011}
}
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