water quality monitoring program Articles

  • Oysters act as a natural seawater filtration system

    Environmental educators in Pensacola are acquainting kids with water filtration in a new, hands-on way. Instead of a class turtle, these students are raising baby oysters. This program is sponsored by the Pensacola Bay Oyster Company and supports a local nonprofit, the Bream Fisherman Association, in its efforts to ...


    By Sterlitech Corporation

  • Water quality monitoring with hydrolab MS5

    Background The Škocjan caves are a unique natural phenomenon located in south western Slovenia and are preserved as the Škocjan Caves Park under UNESCO protection. One of the most famous network of underground caves in the world, they were formed by the flow of the Reka River as it bored tunnels through the region’s limestone geology. The river first disappears underground just outside the ...


    By The OTT Hydromet Group

  • 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

  • Continuous water quality monitoring on Kolubara River

    The first automated station for water quality monitoring located in Beli Brod on the Kolubara river has launched on July 2008. The station was established as the result of RHMSS participation in Twinning project financed by EU, where RHMSS was entrusted with the Component 2 of this project. Installed equipment continually records values of water level, temperature, pH, electroconductivity and ...

  • 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

  • Topological clustering as a tool for planning water quality monitoring in water distribution networks

    Topological clustering was explored as a tool for water supply utilities in preparation of monitoring and contamination contingency plans. A complex water distribution network model of Copenhagen, Denmark, was simplified by topological clustering into recognizable water movement patterns to: (1) identify steady clusters for a part of the network where an actual contamination has occurred; (2) ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Ensuring Water Quality in Africa

    Water is essential for life, and “access to safe water is a fundamental human and, therefore, a basic human right.” With this statement and his address on World Water Day in 2001, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan put a spotlight on what continues to be a global problem: clean water. This year completes the UN “Water for Life” international decade for ...


    By ASTM International

  • City of Vancouver Landfill Environmental Monitoring Program

    The City of Vancouver owns and operates the Vancouver Landfill located in Delta, British Columbia. The Vancouver Landfill is a municipal solid waste landfill receiving approximately 400,000 tonnes per year of municipal solid waste. The total area of the Landfill is 635 hectares of which approximately 225 hectares has been filled since landfill operations commenced in 1966. As part of the ...


  • Advanced Water Quality Techniques Course

    Abstract:The development of a strategic water quality monitoring program is based on prioritizing risks to public safety and economic reality. The development of global standardized methods and protocols for automated water quality monitoring would facilitate international communication of water quality information and comparison of standardized methods and protocols. The three primary methods ...


  • Using watershed function as the leading indicator for water quality

    Diffuse nonpoint source (NPS) pollutants, such as sediment, nitrogen, phosphorus, and pathogens, have become the primary cause of water quality impairments in the United States of America. Resource management agencies in the USA are expanding the use of tools for the assessment of ecosystem function in water quality programs to control NPS pollution to meet US Clean Water Act objectives. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Forum: Urban storm water management: quantity and quality

    A watershed can experience extra stresses due to the activities of urbanisation such as new land developments. This brief Forum paper raises two matters for discussion concerning best management prectices (BMPs) in this area: firstly, that it would be beneficial to have more continuous monitoring programs put in place to test and document the effectiveness of various BMPs in various regions; and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Proposed plans for UCMR Program

    At an April 2010 stakeholder’s meeting, the EPA discussed proposed plans for the third phase of the Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Regulation (UCMR) program. If approved, approximately 4,800 public water utilities will be required to monitor up to 30 contaminants starting in 2013. The second phase of UCMR (UCMR 2) sampling, which began in 2008, concludes at the end of this year. UCMR 2 ...


  • The Asbestos Management and Maintenance Program

    STEP ONE: ASSESSMENT AND SURVEYThe first step of the Asbestos Management Program is to do an asbestos survey to assess the location, identify the type of asbestos, the condition of the asbestos and identify a maintenance record. This asbestos inventory or assessment is usually carried out by an independent consulting firm. This assessment or survey will include: Identification and location of the ...


  • Scientists submit suggestions for improved European water quality

    Although the European Water Framework Directive has been in place since 2000, some say revisions are needed to help the continent achieve even better water quality. Scientists from across Europe have carefully looked at the document to determine what is needed to help make the framework more effective. The directive, which addresses water pollution, says all bodies of water in Europe — ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Assessing and monitoring agroenvironmental determinants of recreational freshwater quality using remote sensing

    Diverse fecal and nonfecal bacterial contamination and nutrient sources (e.g. agriculture, human activities and wildlife) represent a considerable non-point source load entering natural recreational waters which may adversely affect water quality. Monitoring of natural recreational water microbial quality is most often based mainly on testing a set of microbiological indicators. The cost and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Water quality management in the Balabandere Creek catchment

    Understanding hydrological and hydrochemical processes has become increasingly more challenging with high rates of population growth and subsequent alteration of the environment. In addition to maintaining monitoring networks to assess the general state of water quality, detecting trends, and computing pollutant transport, process-level information is needed to evaluate factors that affect the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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 ...

  • Quality assurance and Quality control technical note

    Introduction For almost 50 years HYDROLAB products have provided dependable sensor technology in a multiple parameter instrument for montioring essential indicators required for assessing water quality in natural waters. Useable data are the lifeblood of any environmental water quality monitoring program and variation in measurement processes impairs the quality of the data that water ...


    By The OTT Hydromet Group

  • Lag time in water quality response to best management practices: a review

    Received for publication March 20, 2009. Nonpoint source (NPS) watershed projects often fail to meet expectations for water quality improvement because of lag time, the time elapsed between adoption of management changes and the detection of measurable improvement in water quality in the target water body. Even when management changes are well-designed and fully implemented, water quality ...

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