Erjola Keci – “Aleksander Moisiu” University, Faculty of Professional Studies, Department of Natural and Applied Sciences,
Durres, Albania

DOI: https://doi.org/10.31410/EMAN.2020.303


4th International Scientific Conference – EMAN 2020 – Economics and Management: How to Cope With Disrupted Times, Online/Virtual, September 3, 2020, CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS published by: Association of Economists and Managers of the Balkans, Belgrade, Serbia; ISBN 978-86-80194-30-1, ISSN 2683-4510

Abstract:

This paper first reviews the principal monitoring requirements of the WFD and discusses the
monitoring network for diffuse pollution in Albania in the context of implementation of the EU Water
Framework Directive (WFD). Considerations on water quality of surface waters from main Albanian
rivers based on ecological and chemicals indicators are reported. Quality measurement are essential
to demonstrate the comparability of obtained data and they form the basis for correct decisions related
to management of water resources. The existing surface water quality monitoring network provides
only restricted information to select between different management options when implementing river
basin management plans (RBMP) under the WFD. We then clearly define and exemplify the roles, the
functions and the need for a new set of monitoring tools support of implementing the WFD, using the
case studies based on datasets that we obtained during recurrent monitoring campaigns in the Rivers
Ishmi, Erzeni, Shkumbini and Mati.

Keywords:

Water quality, EU Water Framework Directive, Monitoring acquis.

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