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The framework agreement is for bathing water quality Rijkswaterstaat (RWS) contract which biological and physical water quality data are collected to fulfill its obligations to the European Bathing Water Directive and the Dutch legislation.
Resort beach awards recognise good facilities such as toilets and access for disabled people, while the rural awards beaches are quieter spots that achieve the EU Bathing Water Directive Standard.
e rural awarded beaches are quieter spots that achieve the EU Bathing Water Directive Standard with good safety and management.
Now nationwide, 30 beaches have met the higher guideline standard for water quality as set by the European Bathing Water Directive.
But more work needs to be done to meet tough new standards in the revised Bathing Water Directive coming into force in 2015 with some standards being twice as stringent as those in previous years.
1 % of bathing waters in the European Union meet the minimum water quality standards set by the Bathing Water Directive, according to a report of the European Environment Agency (EEA) and the European Commission in the latest annual Bathing Water Report.
1 per cent of bathing waters in the European Union now meet the minimum water quality standards set by the Bathing Water Directive.
This summer will see the first samples taken under the revised Bathing Water Directive which will replace the current standards with more stringent ones from 2015.