Standard Swedish standard · SS-EN 17123:2018

Water quality - Guidance on determining the degree of modification of the hydromorphological features of transitional and coastal waters

Status: Valid

This European Standard provides guidance on characterizing the modifications of the hydromorphological features of TraC waters described in EN 16503, enabling consistent comparisons of hydromorphological modification between TraC waters within a country and between different countries in Europe. Its primary aim is to assess ‘departure from naturalness’ as a result of human pressures on TraC hydromorphology, and it suggests suitable sources of information that may contribute to describing the modification of hydromorphological features. The procedures set out in this standard will encourage the objective assessment and reporting of the variability in transitional and coastal waters, and contribute to the work needed to implement the WFD and the MSFD; however, it does not replace methods that have been developed for local assessment and reporting.


Geology, meteorology, hydrology (07.060) Water of natural resources (13.060.10)

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Language: English

Written by: SIS - Miljö och energi

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Article no: STD-80008788

Edition: 1

Approved: 12/19/2018

No of pages: 48