water quality remote sensing Articles

  • 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

  • Map Algal Blooms with Satellite Remote Sensing Technology

    The quality of water bodies is a key determinant in the usability of the resource for the purpose required. It is therefore of great importance to managers of hydrologic resources to be able to confidently tell the status of their water resource. One of the major problems in the quality of surface water bodies is the blooming of algae and blue green algae. Algal blooms can result in ecological, ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Remote sensing and GIS application for river runoff and water quality modeling in a hilly forested watershed of Japan

    The main objective of this study is to present a simplified distributed modeling framework based on the storage balance concept of a Tank Model and by utilizing inputs from remote sensing data and GIS analysis. The modeling process is simplified by (1) minimizing the number of parameters with unknown values and 2) retaining important characteristics (such as land cover, topography, geology) of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Remote Sensing Techniques to detect Surface Water Quality Constituents in Coastal and Inland Water Bodies from Point or Non Point Pollution Sources

    This study demonstrates that point and non-point pollution sources in coastal and inland water bodies can be identified and monitored using remote sensing techniques so early corrective action can be take to prevent or minimize Harmful Algae Blooms (HAB’s). By tracking these changes in the remote sensing images could be very beneficial in establishing cleanup and restoration efforts for improving ...

  • How Remote Sensing Can Save Time & Money - Roads & Bridges

    A 2014, Department of Transportation report finds that to maintain the condition of U.S. highways and bridges at 2010 levels through the year 2030, between $65.3 billion and $86.3 billion per year would be required. A suburb in the greater St. Louis area has recently been ...


    By EnTech Engineering, Inc

  • Agricultural biomass monitoring on watersheds based on remotely sensed data

    There is a close quality relationship between the harmful levels of all three drought indicator groups (meteorological, hydrological and agricultural). However, the numerical scale of the relationships between them is unclear and the conversion of indicators is unsolved. Different areas or an area with different forms of drought cannot be compared. For example, from the evaluation of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • RUGGED WIRELESS POINT-TO-POINT I/O NETWORK FOR REMOTE SENSING AND ACTUATION

    RUGGED WIRELESS POINT-TO-POINT I/O NETWORK FOR REMOTE SENSING AND ACTUATION SureCross DX70 from Banner Engineering provides robust and reliable RF communications A rugged, self-contained point-to-point wireless network that provides reliable configured I/O for remote sensing and actuation is available from Banner Engineering. The SureCross DX70 is designed for process and assembly/manufacturing ...


    By Banner Engineering Corp.

  • Salinity monitoring in western Australia using remotely sensed and other spatial data

    Received for publication January 27, 2009. The southwest of Western Australia is affected by dryland salinity that results in the loss of previously productive agricultural land, damage to buildings, roads, and other infrastructure, decline in pockets of remnant vegetation and biodiversity, and reduction in water quality. Accurate information on the location and rate of change of the extent of ...

  • Pollution and its impact on Noyyal river basin, India: an integrated approach of remote sensing and biotechnology using GIS

    Numerous surface and ground water resources have been polluted by industries located around the river Noyyal, India. The water quality has been estimated to define the impact of contaminants in the study area. Fish sample (O.mosaambicus) has been collected from different locations. An elevated level of RBC, WBC count and changes in total percentage has been observed. Glutathione peroxidise ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Remote sensing of particular pollution from space: Have we reached the promised land?

    The recent literature on satellite remote sensing of air quality is reviewed. 2009 is the 50th anniversary of the first satellite atmospheric observations. For the first 40 of those years, atmospheric composition measurements, meteorology, and atmospheric structure and dynamics dominated the missions launched. Since 1995, 42 instruments relevant to air quality measurements have been put into ...

  • Unmanned remote and wireless CDM monitoring case study

    Remote and wireless monitoring technology to meet CDM requirements is in its infancy in Europe. Carbon trading is driving it globally, especially in North and South America. That experience and technology is now finding a demand in Europe and Asia in landfill, biogas from food and animal waste in digesters and water treatment sludge digestion. Methane recovery from landfill and anaerobic ...


    By Geotech

  • 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

  • The Need for a Total View of Water Networks

    The water industry is not short of software offerings, and so the arguments in favour of yet another software program had better be very good indeed. In this article we examine how one very significant community of users – operations managers, engineers and planners - have largely had their specific needs overlooked; we identify the type of system needed to fulfil their requirements and the ...


    By Innovyze

  • Monitoring Strategies For Phytoplankton in The Baltic Sea Coastal Waters

    Phytoplankton monitoring in the Baltic Sea is to a large extent harmonised through the HELCOM COMBINE protocol. This ensures that the methods of sampling and analysis are quite similar and that data should be relatively comparable. There are differences in the spatial and temporal coverage of samples taken within the different monitoring programs. Moreover, within the national monitoring programs ...


  • Monitoring of regional lake water clarity using Landsat imagery

    The application of remote sensing technology to water quality monitoring has special significance for lake management at regional scale. Water clarity expressed in terms of Secchi disk transparency (SDT) is a highly useful indicator of trophic status and ecosystem health. In this study, we related Landsat TM and ETM+ data with ground observations to develop a model for the estimation of SDT ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Putting recycled water to use in Washington state

    The LOTT Alliance is the regional wastewater treatment system serving the cities of Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater and northern Thurston County (LOTT) in Washington State. The core of LOTT's long-range wastewater resource management plan is production of Class A Reclaimed Water, which is the highest quality of reclaimed water as designated by the Washington Departments of Health and Ecology. The ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Monitoring, environmental emergencies management and water treatment improvement of freshwater lakes in China: the Chao Lake case study

    Severe eutrophication of freshwater lakes, with the subsequent risk of algal blooms, has a critical effect on the safety of drinking water supplies in China and is one of the main environmental emergencies in the country. This paper focuses on Chao Lake, a large, shallow eutrophic lake used as a source of drinking water. The study considers the possibilities of improving the lake monitoring ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Identification of River Sections for Domestic Water Supply along the Yangtze River in Jiangsu Province, China

    This paper presents major findings from a recent study aiming to systematically determine suitable river sections for local domestic water supply along the Yangtze River in Jiangsu Province, China. On the basis of analysis on the current riverbank utilization and bank stability, accessible and stable river sections in the region were selected. The water quality in these river sections was then ...


    By Springer

  • Three-phase approach to improve deep groundwater supply availability in the Elidar district of Afar region of Ethiopia

    This study provides new evidence on the effectiveness of a combined remote sensing and hydrogeological investigation method for deep groundwater development in complex geologic and geomorphologic situations in Ethiopia. The study was undertaken in the Elidar district of the Afar region of Northern Ethiopia. Due to the water availability and vegetation in this district, the majority of the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The Social Responsibility

    Nowadays, companies are seen as environmental agents of change where they operate. These companies are influenced and influence their stakeholders through the impact they have on the environment. For the Oil&Gas market where ISA – Intelligent Sensing Anywhere operates with its remote monitoring and IoT solutions, this market has as main concern safety and reliability. The companies ...

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