Towards joint management of the transboundary Gauja/Koiva river basin district

WP2 Expert meeting on Water quality assessment in Gauja/Koiva river basin district (08.02.2013)

Experts meeting on Water quality assessment in Gauja/Koiva river basin district (under WP 2) was held on 4-5 February, 2013 in Riga, premises of Ministry of the Environmental Protection and Regional Development.

Objectives of the meeting:

to review on the process and experience in sampling and analyses;

to present and reflect the results of the chemical water quality assessment on the Estonian part of the basin;

to present and reflect on the results of the assessment of the hazardous substances in water bodies in Latvia;

to review and discuss the results with regard to ecological status assessment on fish, phytoplankton, macrophytes and macroinvertebrates in transboundary water bodies of Gauja/Koiva basin;

to discuss the harmonisation potentials for the water quality objectives/class boundaries;

to introduce and discuss on an approach to present the water quality assessment results to general public (web portal, brochure)

Presentations from meeting on February 4

Opening. K.Veidemane

Sampling rivers. A.Skuja

Biomass transborder lakes. I.Druvietis

Estimation of ecological quality of lakes. Field-work results. I.Ott

Overview on the process in collection and analysing data of transboundary surface waters quality. Rivers. P.Pall

Results of the chemical sampling and analysing chemical quality in river waters. K.Pachel

RESULTS of the assessment of hazardous substances chemical quality in river and lake waters. R.Poikāne

Hydrogeological model for drinking groundwater management and environmental health. O.Aleksāns

Presentations from working groups and meeting on February 5

Phytobenthos in rivers. S.Vilbaste_I.Konošonoka

Macroinvertebrates. H.Timm_A.Skuja

Fish in Estonian lakes of the River GAUJA/KOIVA water basin. T.Krause

Gauja-Koiva interactive map. M.Melnbārde

Ideas for water quality brochure. I.Kalvāne