AquaBiota took part in a comparative learning study by the Danish Environmental Protection Agency, concerning methods used to determine the response to reduce nutrients in water bodies in the Baltic and North Sea under the EU Water Framework Directive.
The Water Framework Directive (WFD) requires Member States to achieve good ecological status of waters, including coastal waters. The comparative study focused on in-depth understanding and learning from approaches to marine aquatic action and water management under the WFD in neighbouring countries.
The aim of the study was to look at how neighboring countries define the concrete actions and interventions needed for coastal waters in their river basin management plans. The study examined how other countries define the reduction needs of nutrients to the waters of the Baltic and North Sea, as well as the methods behind target setting.
COWI Denmark was commissioned to carry out the study, in which AquaBiota was responsible for the compilation of Swedish data and information on workflow and methods. Apart from Denmark and Sweden, the study covered the Netherlands, Germany and Poland.