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Water Framework Directive Intercalibration: Central-Baltic Lake Fish fauna ecological assessment methods. Part A: Descriptions of fish-based lake assessment methods

Abstract : The European Water Framework Directive (WFD) requires the national classifications of good ecological status to be harmonised through an intercalibration exercise. In this exercise, significant differences in status classification among Member States are harmonized by comparing and, if necessary, adjusting the good status boundaries of the national assessment methods. Intercalibration is performed for rivers, lakes, coastal and transitional waters, focusing on selected types of water bodies (intercalibration types), anthropogenic pressures and Biological Quality Elements. Intercalibration exercises are carried out in Geographical Intercalibration Groups - larger geographical units including Member States with similar water body types - and followed the procedure described in the WFD Common Implementation Strategy Guidance document on the intercalibration process (European Commission, 2011). The Technical report on the Water Framework Directive intercalibration describes in detail how the intercalibration exercise has been carried out for the water categories and biological quality elements. The Technical report is organized in volumes according to the water category (rivers, lakes, coastal and transitional waters), Biological Quality Element and Geographical Intercalibration group. This volume addresses the intercalibration of the Lake Central-Baltic Fish ecological assessment methods. Part A: This document comprises an overview and detailed descriptions of fish-based lake ecological assessment methods. Part B describes the construction of multiple pressure index in the Central-Baltic region. Part C describes the procedure and results of the boundary harmonisation of national fish-based lake assessment systems.
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D. Ritterbusch, Christine Argillier, J. Arle, W. Bialokoz, J. Birzaks, et al.. Water Framework Directive Intercalibration: Central-Baltic Lake Fish fauna ecological assessment methods. Part A: Descriptions of fish-based lake assessment methods. irstea. 2017, pp.95. ⟨hal-02606317⟩

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