Gestion intégrée des eaux, qualité des eaux

30 mois

Development of an integrated water quality management system, with application to the Ialomita river basin. (INWAQ)


Universitatea Tehnica de Constructii Bucuresti – UTCB

Facultatea de Hidrotehnica

bl. Lacul Tei 122-124, Bucuresti 2, Romania

Prof Radu Drobot

0040 21 242 12 08

Administratia Nationala Apele Romane

European integration division for implementation of WFD

Str. Edgar Quinet 6, Sector 1, Bucuresti, Romania

Dr Aurora Vasiu

0040 21 315 55 35 ext.141

Etat de Vaud, Dep. de la sécurité et de l’environnement (DSE)

Servie des eaux, sols et assainissement (SESA)

Rue du Valentin 10, 1014 Lausanne, Suisse

Dr Jean-François Jaton

0041 21 316 75 00


Institut :

Institut des Sciences et technologies de l’Environnement (ISTE)

Laboratoire :

Hydrologie et Aménagements (HYDRAM)

Faculté :

Faculté de l’Environnement Naturel, Architectural et Construit (ENAC)

Adresse :

Bâtiment GR, EPFL

Station 2

CH-1015 Lausanne

Responsable :

Marc Soutter

Tél. :

0041 21 693 37 20

Collaborateurs :

Colin Schenk


This research aims at developing and implementing the instruments required by a global and integrated approach to water quality management at the watershed scale, with an application to the Ialomita river basin. Such GIS-based instruments already exist in Switzerland for quantitative water management only (for example the Gesreau GIS), the qualitative aspects forming currently a theme of research and development. Thus the intended challenge consists of transferring and adapting the existing know how in Romania and then to develop the scientific and technical issues related to water quality management, before transferring and adapting back the obtained results.

The central point in this approach lies in the fact that pollution alleviation or remediation actions, to be effective, have to be designed according to the whole water system, taking into account the whole chain of causes and effects and giving special attention to the spatial relationships among the elements of the system. Thus, our objective is to develop and implement the tools required by an integrated water quality management system, and to use these tools to identify an adequate water quality management strategy at the river basin scale.

The main questions being addressed by the project consist of identifying the relevant thematic fields to be considered and to develop appropriate analysis tools to propose a coherent short-, mid- and long term strategy for water quality improvement. The way in which the needed data are to be collected and organized according to a well designed conceptual data model within the GIS will therefore play a central role in defining those strategies.