SIMONA - Inventory workshop 10th April 2019 Vienna, Austria


simona inventory workshop vienna, austria


The Inventory workshop was organized by Project Partner Geological Survey of Austria. The meeting was held at Geological Survey of Austria, on 10th April 2019. 42 participants from 12 DTP countries attend the workshop which was an open event to all stakeholders and beneficiaries of the SIMONA project.

The Inventory workshop was organized with the aims of describing the current status of the sediment sampling, laboratory and evaluation protocols of HSs in water, sediment and biota matrixes in project countries from DRB. Also, the international examples of good practices for sampling sediment in large and small rivers were presented. One of the important tasks was also interlinking the SIMONA project with DanubeSediment project by reviewing inventory questions related to sediment quantity dynamics.

Based on these project results the main points and recommendations in relation to sediment monitoring were pointed out:

  • Most of DTB countries face serious challenges of the implementation of the HSs concentrations monitoring in the surface water sediments required by the WFD, therefore the harmonized international sediment quality monitoring protocols and procedures it is essential to be developed.
  • The sampling and laboratory analysis protocols for sediment monitoring should be developed on the legal basis of the WFD and the knowledge base of the projects: FOREGS, GEMAS and DanubeSediment taking in account the current status in the WFD countries according to the questionnaires.
  • The chemical analysis of HSs in sediment should be performed in accredited laboratory.
  • At the open discussion the challenge of harmonizing with existing project DanubeSediment emerged.

Additional recommendations from the Inventory workshop will be given in a SIMONA project report as well as in sampling and laboratory protocols.


Jasminka Alijagić (Project manager) -

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