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Title: National Rivers Authority/Po River Basin Authority collaboration programme : improved monitoring systems for river water quality : comparison of experiences
Author: National Rivers Authority
Document Type: Monograph
Annotation: EA additional title info: October 1994
The purpose of this paper is to review the Surface Water Monitoring Strategies adopted by the National Rivers Authority (NRA) and the Po River Authority (PoRA). The paper will be based largely on the two reports: Po River Catchment Monitoring Activity and the NRA's "Programme for the Monitoring of Water Quality" which are already available. It will also include any key messages which have emerged from the questionnaire surveys on best practice. This paper will cover the following aspects of monitoring: chemical; low; measurement; continuous monitoring; field instrumentation; biology (macro-invertebrates); microbiology. The Paper will examine the legal framework in which river monitoring is undertaken in the two countries, the various requirements for monitoring data, the extent of the existing monitoring effort and the means by which these monitoring programmes are designed and evaluated.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1994
Publication Place: Bristol
Subject Keywords: Surface waterRiversWater quality measurementsPollution monitoringStandardsInternational cooperation
Geographic Keywords: EnglandWales
Extent: 73
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