Projects

WaterProtect: a management tool for pesticide monitoring data in surface water and groundwater

LOCATION
Belgium
DATE
2012-present
DESCRIPTION

Concentrations of pesticides are monitored in groundwater and surface water by several environmental agencies. These data are generally not easily accessible because of differences in data format, database structure and reporting formats for the different authorities.

VITO developed a user-friendly webtool called WaterProtect to visualise pesticide monitoring data in groundwater and surface water in a consistent manner on maps and as time series. The data can be evaluated against different EQS-levels and summary statistics are provided in relation to crop cover and land use.