ENMO®hydro – a contribution to the fulfillment of the EU Water Framework Directive
European Water Framework Directive (WFD), which entered into force in 2000, aims to establish a good ecological and chemical status, i.e. a good ecological potential of the water within EU by no later than 2027. This should be achieved with the help of the catalogue of minimum requirements, which reflects in the demand for a modern water quality monitoring system. The catalogue includes among others, pursuant to Article 11, paragraph 3 (l) “[…] any measures required to prevent and/or to reduce the impact of accidental pollution […] including through systems to detect or give warning of such events […]”.
As an exceptionally efficient system, ENMO®hydro is here right on cue. Working with immission-oriented alarm thresholds, it allows an early identification of critical water status. This firstly facilitates the prompt application of adequate measures, and secondly, it also has prevention purposes in terms of water quality monitoring, since it helps identify the pollutants. Even though the WFD does not prescribe the use of automatic water quality monitoring networks – this trend will soon become reality.