WIT Press


Categorisation Of Data Needed For Water Quality Assessment

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/WP970571

Volume

20

Pages

9

Published

1997

Size

867 kb

Author(s)

D. Damjana & B. Mitja

Abstract

Environmental monitoring programs are designed to provide environmental data. Recently monitoring is conducted for two reasons: background monitoring and impact monitoring. Data obtained in monitoring programs describe abiotic and biotic parameters of the environment. They are used to assess the state of the environment and for risk analyses. Data on abiotic characteristics are abundant, could be compared between different sampling sites and have low level of uncertainty. Contrary, data on biotic parameters are scarce with high level of uncertainty. For risk assessment the most crucial are ecotoxicity data. Majority of them are obtained in toxic

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