Glossaire de A à Z


Qualified data

Updated on 13/07/2018
Définition
Sens technique
Elementary data that have undergone various validation phases, during which the data usability or reliability has been qualified. The qualification level thus allows a user to relativize the interpretation that he can make of these data.
Source
According to the CERTA Network

Quality Control

Updated on 13/07/2018
Définition
Sens technique
Set of technical and operational rules and procedures that ensure compliance of the actions carried out at different stages of the operation, in order to guarantee the results, all this being managed by a Quality Assurance System.
Source
According to BRGM

Quality element

Updated on 13/07/2018
Définition
Sens technique

Partial view of the water status, which gives rise to control operations, the results of which are used by an assessment to determine quality indicators. The quality element is described by a parameter or set of parameters (parameter group). The list of quality elements is defined in Annex 5 of the

Source
According to AFB

Quality objective

Updated on 13/07/2018
Définition
Sens technique
Quality level set for a section of a river at a definite time, so that it can fulfil priority functions (drinking water, bathing water, fish life, ecological balance, etc). It is now translated into a list of values not to be exceeded for a number of parameters.
Source
According to the Ministry for the Environment and AFB

Quantification minimum

Updated on 13/07/2018
Définition
Sens technique

Value corresponding to the quantification threshold, i.e. the value below which the laboratory is unable to accurately determine the amount of the parameter looked for. The quantification minimum is the smallest value at which there is a measurement result with sufficient accuracy.

Source
According to AFB

Quantitative status

Updated on 13/07/2018
Définition
Sens technique

Estimate of the balance between, on the one hand, abstractions and needs related to supply inputs to surface water, and on the other, the natural recharge of groundwater. The quantitative status has two classes: good and poor. Good quantitative status of groundwater is achieved when abstractions do not exceed the turnover capacity of the available resource, taking into account the necessary supply inputs to surface water ecosystems, directly dependent sites and wetlands.

Source
According to BRGM

Quantity objective

Updated on 13/07/2018
Définition
Sens technique

Value (flow rate of streams, groundwater level, reserve storage, etc) necessary for the quantitative management of the resource. The quantity goals are set to achieve a satisfactory balance between the demands of human activities and the requirements of aquatic environments on the one hand; and the surface and groundwater resources that can be mobilized, on the other. At nodal points, these values are the

Source
According to the Ministry for the Environment and AFB

Quarry

Updated on 04/07/2018
Définition
Sens commun
Deposit of minerals defined by opposition to mines that are subject to specific legislation. Quarries concern construction materials, rock paving, etc. They can be on the surface or underground, alluvial or massive rock.
Source
According to the Ministry for the Environment and AFB