Integration of the saprobic system into the European Union Water Framework Directive – Case studies in Austria, Germany and Czech Republic

@article{Rolauffs2004IntegrationOT,
  title={Integration of the saprobic system into the European Union Water Framework Directive – Case studies in Austria, Germany and Czech Republic},
  author={Peter Rolauffs and Ilse Stubauer and Světlana Zahr{\'a}dkov{\'a} and Karel Brabec and Otto Moog},
  journal={Hydrobiologia},
  year={2004},
  volume={516},
  pages={285-298}
}
The use of saprobic systems has long traditions in the water management in Austria, the Czech Republic and Germany. Within the context of water quality assessment they are applied to indicate the effects of anthropogenic caused organic impact leading to a decrease in the dissolved oxygen content of running waters. In December 2000 the European Union Water Framework Directive (WFD) came into force. It demands homogeneous procedures and methods for assessing inland surface waters as well as… CONTINUE READING

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