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Title: Biological water quality monitoring in the Midlands region
Author: Environment Agency
Document Type: Monograph
This Environment Agency booklet describes biological water quality monitoring in the Midlands Region. The Environment Agency's main aim, as set out by the Environment Act 1995, is to protect and enhance the environment and to help achieve sustainable development. To do this, the Agency must take an integrated approach, considering the impact of substances and activities on all environments and natural resources. The Agency has specific duties to gather information so that it can assess the general state of the environment and take measures to control pollution. It also has a duty under the Water Resources Act 1991 to monitor the extent of pollution to controlled waters. Biological monitoring of the aquatic environment is an integral part of these duties. Most commonly, biological monitoring detects changes in the population structures of living organisms that occur when an ecosystem is subjected to pollution or other types of environmental stress. This report contains sections on organisms used in biological monitoring, sampling, the BMWP score system, RIVPACS and aquatic macrophyte monitoring.
Publisher: Environment Agency Midlands Region
Publication Date: [after 1996]
Publication Place: Solihull
Subject Keywords: Water qualityBiological monitoringMacroinvertebratesBMWPRIVPACSMacrophytes
Geographic Keywords: EA MidlandsMidlands (England)
Extent: n.p. [8]
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