long-term water quality monitoring Articles

  • Surface Water Monitoring - Case Study

    Safe operation of a Water Treatment Plant (WTP) requires careful monitoring of the water supply influent to the plant, as a guard for any substances entering the treatment works that could negatively impact treated water quality in the distribution system. One aspect of water quality that has recently garnered more attention from authorities and utilities is Natural Organic Matter (NOM), which ...


    By MANTECH Inc.

  • 3 Scientific Tools to Help You Better Understand Your Water Quality

    There are many ways of testing and understanding your water quality with online scientific tools and models. One such resource is the National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) project run by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The project, which was founded in 1991 to develop reliable information about water sources to support decisions on water quality management ...

  • Why You Should Monitor Groundwater?

    What is groundwater? Groundwater is water that is stored below the earth’s surface. When rain or other sources of water come into contact with the ground, the majority of it travels below the surface. Though much of this moisture is then absorbed by plants or returned to the atmosphere (through infiltration), some water will travel deeper beneath the surface – where it ...


    By Aquaread Limited

  • Monitoring for Long-term Trends in San Diego County

    A monitoring program was designed with the San Diego County Co-permittees to: Be adaptive and provide long-term trend information to predict short- and long-term impacts to receiving waters that result from changes in land use within each watershed Provide data that can be analyzed to develop pollutant reduction strategies for those impacts. A total of 10 mass loading stations ...


    By Weston Solutions, Inc

  • Long-Term Water Quality Monitoring Deployments with the Sea-Bird Hydrocat-Ep - Case Study

    The new Sea-Bird Scientific HydroCAT-EP incorporates a suite of physical and biogeochemical sensors into a single, robust instrument designed to maximize water quality parameters and give sustained accuracy. The instrument uses the same high quality Sea-Bird and WET Labs sensors found on their industry    leading    CTDs    and    ocean ...

  • Long-term noise monitoring – how a new approach leads to a better result

    Good Neighbours Limit their Noise Impact Long-term noise monitoring has taken place in various applications for many years. Business such as airports, power stations, refineries, mines, etc., may be required to perform continuous noise monitoring to ensure legal operating conditions are not breached, and to demonstrate to local authorities and communities that the business continues to be a good ...

  • Train derailment prompts contaminated land investigation - Case study

    On March 30th 2015 a long freight train, transporting a variety of goods including lumber and chemicals, wound its way through the state of Mississippi. At around 5pm, part of the train failed to negotiate a curved portion of the track in a rural area near Minter City, resulting in the derailment of nine railcars, one of which leaked chemicals onto agricultural farmland and woodlands. Emergency ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • Long-term effects of hydrometeorological and water quality conditions on algal dynamics in the Paldang dam watershed, Korea

    The primary goal of this study is to shed light on some important factors that control algal bloom in a large-scale regulated river system. Long-term impacts of environmental conditions on algal dynamics were investigated in the Paldang dam watershed, Korea. Dam inflow, water temperature, chlorophyll-a, TN, PO4-P and TP data collected at five major dams located on the North Han ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Long-term water quality trends after implementing best management practices in South Florida

    A mandatory best management practices (BMP) program was implemented in the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) farms basin-wide in 1995 as required by the Everglades Forever Act to reduce P loads in drainage water reaching the Everglades ecosystem. All farms in the EAA basin implement similar BMPs, and basin wide P load reductions have exceeded the 25% reduction required by law; however, ...

  • Why Interactive Ultrasonic Programs are Important to Effectively Control Algae

    Many different algal types can bloom in a water body. Some of these algae are plant cells, while others are bacteria. Algae may vary in size, shape and cell characteristics. Typically, the type of algae that blooms depends on water temperature and sun hours. As a result, algal types may change several times during a season. To effectively  ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Mineral oil bio-degradation within a permeable pavement: long term observations

    ABSTRACTThe paper reports on the first 300 days of a research project conducted at Coventry University, which has focused on the ability of a permeable pavement, reservoir structure to retain and treat petroleum-derived pollutants through in situ microbial bio-degradation. The research has required the construction of a full-scale model permeable pavement in the laboratory, which has been ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Long‐term water quality data explain inter‐population variation in responsiveness to stress in sticklebacks at both wastewater effluent‐contaminated and uncontaminated sites

    The magnitude of the corticosteroid response to a standardised stressor varied in proportion to the concentration of effluent in three‐spined sticklebacks (Gasterosteus aculeatus L.) captured downstream of 10 wastewater treatment works (WWTW). However, at 9 sites with no upstream WWTW input inter‐population variation in the reactivity of the stress axis occurred across a similar range to that ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Using probabilities of enterococci exceedance and logistic regression to evaluate long term weekly beach monitoring data

    Recreational water quality surveillance involves comparing bacterial levels to set threshold values to determine beach closure. Bacterial levels can be predicted through models which are traditionally based upon multiple linear regression. The objective of this study was to evaluate exceedance probabilities, as opposed to bacterial levels, as an alternate method to express beach risk. Data ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Hydraulic modeling and water quality monitoring

    Untitled Document The 2004 IMTech conference held in Baltimore, Maryland, April 18-20, attracted hundreds of water professionals interested in the application of IT solutions in water supply and distribution ...


    By Innovyze

  • Stormwater Management Program Long-Term Effectiveness Monitoring: Can I Reduce Sampling Frequency and Still Detect Trends to Determine BMP Effectiveness

     INTRODUCTION Stormwater program managers are challenged with meeting regulatory monitoring requirements to identify long-term trends and the effectiveness of the implementation of Best Management Practices (BMPs) and meeting multiple program requirements with finite resources. This paper provides stormwater managers with methods and several real-world scenarios using 10 years of data from ...


    By Weston Solutions, Inc

  • Monitoring Environmental Quality

    ' In order to determine the effectiveness of actions to improve environmental quality it is necessary to be able to measure relevant environmental parameters at a level of detail which is accurate enough to distinguish the anticipated changes. However, the establishment and maintenance of monitoring systems is time-consuming and expensive and therefore the scale of such systems needs to be kept ...


    By The World Bank

  • Water quality monitoring following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita

    Following the passage of Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans was left with 80% of its land area flooded. In some locations, the flood waters were over 30 feet deep. In the heat and stagnation, the waters quickly became heavily polluted. Pump out operations began in early September 2005 to get the city dried out quickly. Lake Pontchartrain was the primary receiving water body. A variety of approaches ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Monitoring Water Quality Runoff From a Coalmine

    Intelligent Monitoring Solutions from dataTaker CAS DataLoggers provided the intelligent datalogging solution for an open-cut coalmine managing a high salinity water runoff into local retaining dams. The water from these dams could only be released into the local river system when it was of sufficient quality to have no effect on the irrigation of the surrounding farming district. ...


    By CAS DATALOGGERS

  • Long-term leachate emissions from municipal solid waste landfills sre unknown

    The Swiss have always been highly environmentally aware, and for a long while have looked after their environment in an exemplary fashion. The 'Guidelines to waste management in Switzerland' ( EKA, 1986 ) were set in 1986, well ahead of many states. One necessary objective of this as a code of good practice has been that all waste management procedures have to provide materials which either are ...


  • Water Quality Models

    ' In order to determine the impacts of a particular discharge on ambient water quality, it is usually necessary to model the diffusion and dispersion of the discharge in the relevant water body. The approach applies both to new discharges and to upgrading of existing sources. This note provides guidance on models that may be applicable in the context of typical Bank projects.' Introduction ...


    By The World Bank

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