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MONITORING
 Successful water resources management requires reliable quantitative and qualitative data for all water body categories and types.
 
In line with the provisions of the Water Framework Directive, Greece has established and recently revised a national monitoring program for the assessment of the status of surface water and ground water, in order to obtain a coherent and comprehensive overview of water status within each river basin district.

The revised monitoring program takes, among others, into consideration the analysis of pressures and impacts associated with each water body, and will be fully operational from 2011. More than 600 surveillance and operational monitoring stations refer to surface waters (inland, transitional and coastal) and 800 stations refer to groundwater. The program monitors biological, general physicochemical, and specific chemical parameters, as well as priority pollutants and morphological and quantitative data. Additional site specific and action programs related monitoring programs provide further information of investigative nature.
 
The data and information obtained are stored in electronic data bases, including the National Data Bank of Hydrological and Meteorological Information and the National Environmental Information Network and processed for reporting, and dissemination purposes. Furthermore, the necessary software tools have been developed, enabling further data processing aiming at an effective protection and management of the water resources.
 
 

 

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