Projects

2007 - Inventory of all towns and settlements falling under the Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive

LOCATION
Europe
DATE
2007
CONTACT
European Commission, DG Environment
DESCRIPTION

The development, testing and validation of a methodology to detect agglomerations which are covered by the EU Wastewater Directive. The agglomerations were defined on the basis of a GIS-based methodology and compared with the currently reported agglomerations. In this way it becomes clear that urban areas are not equipped with treatment plants and / or sewerage systems and / or agglomerations which are not reported by the Member States.

VITO developed, tested and calibrated the necessary GIS and modeling methodology. VITO also composed a list of agglomerations of 24 countries and compared them with the reported agglomerations.