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Monitoring the ecological quality of rivers in Greece

The Monitoring Program of the ecological quality of rivers, coastal and transitional waters of Greece under the Article 8 of the Water Framework Directive 2000/60 EU is carried out throughout Greece, i.e. in the Regions of Western, Central and Eastern Macedonia, Thrace, Epirus, Thessaly, Western and Central Greece, Attica, Peloponnese, Northern and Southern Aegean, Crete and the Ionian Islands,  under the supervision of the Special Secretariat of Water, Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change and is funded by the EPPERAA 2012-2015. For more information visit the website of Υ.P.Ε.Κ.Α.

The Special Secretariat for Water, Ministry of Environment, Εnergy and Climate Change contracted HCMR to apply the National Monitoring Program for rivers, transitional and coastal waters in compliance with Article 8 of the WFD. In the framework of this extensive national project, IMBRIW acts as a project manager and is the scientific coordinator for rivers. Additionally to monitoring, the project focuses to the development and/or adaptation of indices and metrics for the assessment of the ecological status of rivers, transitional and coastal waters and the classification of water bodies into five quality classes.

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