The State Environmental Monitoring – Monitoring of surface water quality
The history of creating a harmonized spatial data set
Source data comes from the JWODA database, collecting data from monitoring of surface waters quality, maintained by CIEP. The data were transformed in accordance with INSPIRE model in subject of Environmental Monitoring Facilities (EF) in version of schema 4.0. Technical guidelines for EF subject are available in the specification D2.8.II / III.7 INSPIRE Data Specification on Environmental Monitoring Facilities – Technical Guidelines.
The spatial dataset concerns the monitoring of surface water quality, which is carried out as part of the water quality monitoring subsystem of the State Environmental Monitoring coordinated by the Chief Inspector of Environmental Protection. The purpose of research in the field of physicochemical, chemical and biological elements is to provide knowledge on the status of waters, which is necessary to undertake measures to improve the status of waters and to protect waters against pollution. The measures should serve to protect waters against eutrophication caused by the influences of the household and municipal sector and agriculture as well as against industrial pollutants, including salinity and the substances particularly hazardous to water environment. Monitoring and activities planned and implemented in accordance with the six-year cycle of water management plans, arising from the provisions of national law transposing the requirements of Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2000 establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy (OJ L 327, 22.12.2000, pp 1–73, OJ Special edition in Polish, Chapter 15, Volume 5, pp 275–346), known as the Water Framework Directive.