This guidebook, now thoroughly updated and revised in its second edition, gives comprehensive advice on the designing and setting up of monitoring programmes for the purpose of providing valid data for water quality assessments in all types of freshwater bodies. It is clearly and concisely written in order to provide the essential information for all agencies and individuals responsible for the water quality.
Table of Contents
An Introduction to Water Quality. Strategies for Water Quality Assessment. Selection of Water Quality Variables. The Use of Particulate Material. The Use of Biological Material. Rivers. Lakes. Reservoirs. Groundwater. Data Handling and Presentation. Appendix: Basic Design for Sampling Programmes. Index.
Deborah Chapman is Director of UNEP GEMS/Water Capacity Development Centre, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Science, Acting Head of Discipline, Environmental Science at the Environmental Research Institute/School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of Cork.