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An Evaluation of trend detection techniques for use in water quality monitoring programs

An Evaluation of trend detection techniques for use in water quality monitoring programs

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Published by Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Corvallis, OR .
Written in English

  • Water quality management,
  • Water quality monitoring stations -- United States -- Measurement,
  • Environmental monitoring -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Jim C. Loftis ... [et al.]
    ContributionsLoftis, Jim C, Corvallis Environmental Research Laboratory
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 139 p.
    Number of Pages139
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14446168M

    In this case study, you'll see how drinking water quality goals were defined, how water quality data was collected in remote communities with very limited resources, and finally, how this information is being used to choose an effective and viable water treatment and storage strategy. Water quality monitoring is a fundamental tool in the management of freshwater resources, and this book covers the entire monitoring process providing detailed guidance for implementing a monitoring network with step-by-step descriptions of field and laboratory methods. Design water-quality-monitoring programs to measure progress in meeting clearly stated goals for aquatic resources. These goals include public health, ecosystem, and economic objectives. Choose water-quality indicators jointly by participating organizations by using criteria identified by the ITFM to measure progress toward goals. Water quality refers to the chemical, physical, biological, and radiological characteristics of water. It is a measure of the condition of water relative to the requirements of one or more biotic species, or to any human need or purpose. It is most frequently used by reference to a set of standards against which compliance, generally achieved through treatment of the water, can be assessed.

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