NEN-EN 16039:2010 Ontw. en

Water - Richtlijn voor de beoordeling van hydromorphologische kenmerken van meren

  • Deze norm is ingetrokken sinds 20-09-2011


Over deze norm

Status Ingetrokken
Aantal pagina's 35
Commissie Ecologie
Gepubliceerd op 01-01-2010
Taal Engels
This document is applicable to lakes with surface areas greater than 1 ha (0,01 km2) and maximum depths (at mean water level) greater than 1 m. All types of permanent lakes, including natural, modified and artificial, freshwater and brackish, except for those systems which regularly connect to the sea, are included in this European Standard, though canals are excluded. Based on these criteria it can be estimated that there are at least 500,000 natural lakes across Europe, most of which are located in the glaciated landscapes in northern and western provinces and in Scandinavia. Lakeland districts also occur locally in areas such as the Danubian plain and around the Alps. Elsewhere naturally occurring lakes are relatively sparse and in such areas reservoirs or pits are more common. This European Standard is designed to a) support environmental and conservation agencies in meeting the monitoring requirements of the WFD (Article 8, Annex II and Annex V); b) generate data sets appropriate for monitoring and reporting of Natura 2000 sites designated under the Habitats Directive and the Birds Directive; c) provide information supporting other environmental reporting requirements (e.g. in relation to biodiversity or environmental impact assessment); d) support lake management and restoration initiatives. This European Standard a) defines the key term of 'hydromorphology' and other terms relating to the physical characteristics of lakes and their hydrological regimes; b) details essential features and processes of lakes that should be characterised as part of a hydromorphological survey and for determining the hydromorphological condition of a lake; c) identifies and defines the key pressures affecting European lakes; d) provides guidance on strategies for collecting hydromorphological data depending on resources available and the anticipated use of the assessment. A hierarchy of approaches is recognised from the 'overview method' utilising existing databases, maps and remote sensing data through to recognised field-based survey techniques such as Lake Habitat Survey (LHS); e) offers guidance on data presentation; f) establishes guidance on data quality assurance issues. This European Standard does not deal with biological assessments in lakes such as the presence or absence of individual species or community composition, nor does it attempt to link specific hydromorphological features with their associated biological communities. However, it is relevant where plants or other organisms form significant structural elements of the habitat (e.g. a gradation from riparian to littoral vegetation). With respect to the WFD, the hydromorphological condition of a lake only contributes to its status classification at high ecological status (HES). At good ecological status and below, hydromorphological conditions are not defined but are 'to be consistent with the achievement of the values specified for the biological quality elements of each class, e.g. moderate, poor and bad ecological status.


ICS-code 13.060.10
Nederlandse titel Water - Richtlijn voor de beoordeling van hydromorphologische kenmerken van meren
Engelse titel Water quality - Guidance standard on assessing the hydromorphological features of lakes
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