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Revision of the Bathing Water Directive 76/160/EEC: Implications of the WHO Approach to Beach Classification - WT03006

The objective of the 1976 Bathing Water Directive (76/160/EEC) is to protect public health and the environment from faecal pollution at bathing waters.

The Directive requires Member States to identify popular bathing areas and monitor the bathing waters for indicators of microbiological pollution throughout the bathing season which runs from May to September.

Project Documents
• Final Report : Revision of the Bathing Water Directive: Implications of WHO revised Beach Classification   (185k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2001

To: 2003

Cost: £3,804
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Cascade Consulting (was Conlan Consulting)
Bathing Water              
Environmental monitoring              
Environmental Protection              
Water quality monitoring              
Fields of Study
Water Quality