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Title (Primary) New standards for the chemical quality of water in Europe under the new Directive 2013/39/EU
Author Kern, K.;
Journal Journal for European Environmental & Planning Law
Year 2014
Department UPR;
Volume 11
Issue 1
Language englisch;
POF III (all) T32;
Keywords micropollutants; pharmaceuticals; chemical quality of water; water framework directive; management plans; chemical status; watch list; surface water; list of priority substances; environmental quality standards
UFZ wide themes RU6
Abstract Directive 2013/39/EU amending Directives 2000/60/EC and 2008/105/EC as regards priority substances in the field of water policy was adopted on 12 August 2013. It revises crucial rules on determining the chemical quality of surface water in Europe (e.g. identification of new harmful substances, updating of environmental quality standards, introduction of a new “watch list” mechanism) and establishes new standards for the protection of water in Europe. This paper explores the legal and factual background to the new legislation on protecting water quality in Europe and takes a critical look at its most important provisions.
ID 15628
Persistent UFZ Identifier http://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=15628
Kern, K. (2014):
New standards for the chemical quality of water in Europe under the new Directive 2013/39/EU
JEEPL 11 (1), 31 - 48