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Inland and coastal bathing water quality in the last decade (2011–2020): Croatia vs. region vs. EU

Jozić, Slaven; Baljak, Vanja; Cenov, Arijana; Lušić, Dražen; Galić, Dominik; Glad, Marin; Maestro, Daniel; Maestro, Nerma; Kapetanović, Damir; Kraus, Romina; Marinac- Pupavac, Sandra; Vukić Lušić, Darija (2021) Inland and coastal bathing water quality in the last decade (2011–2020): Croatia vs. region vs. EU. Water, 13 (17). ISSN 2073-4441

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Europe is one of the leading tourist destinations where tourism is one of the key economic sectors. The quality of bathing waters is a very important factor when choosing a vacation destination. Croatia recognized this early and was one of the first Mediterranean countries to start systematic monitoring of bathing waters. On the other hand, monitoring of inland bathing waters is relatively new and includes a much smaller number of sites (41) compared to coastal waters (894). The aim of this paper was to summarize and analyze the water quality of inland and coastal bathing sites of Croatia, closer regions (non-EU Member States) and in the EU for the last decade. The share of excellent water quality in EU Member States increased by 10.1% and 6.6% for inland and coastal waters, respectively (2011–2020). Germany recorded the highest proportion of excellent water quality for inland waters (92.2%) and Cyprus for coastal waters (99.3%). Looking at the 10-year average of the proportion of bathing waters with excellent quality, the proportion of coastal bathing sites exceeds that of inland waters by 7.1%. It is clear that additional efforts should be made to improve the management and monitoring of inland waters.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: bathing water directive ; bathing water quality ; coastal bathing sites ; inland bathing sites ; monitoring of bathing water quality
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
BIOMEDICINE AND HEALTHCARE > Public Health and Health Care
Divisions: Center for Marine Research
Division for Marine and Enviromental Research
Project titleProject leaderProject codeProject type
Ususret novoj direktivi Europske unije o upravljanju kvalitetom vode za kupanjeJozić, SlavenIP-2020-02-1880HRZZ
Prilagodba novoj EU direktivi o kvaliteti vode za kupanjeVukić Lušić, Darijauniri-biomed-18-292NadSve
Depositing User: Damir Kapetanović
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2022 07:06
DOI: 10.3390/w13172440

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