2nd Edition

Water Quality Assessments A guide to the use of biota, sediments and water in environmental monitoring, Second Edition

Edited By Deborah V Chapman Copyright 1996

    This guidebook, now thoroughly updated and revised in its second edition, gives comprehensive advice on the designing and setting up of monitoring programmes for the purpose of providing valid data for water quality assessments in all types of freshwater bodies. It is clearly and concisely written in order to provide the essential information for all agencies and individuals responsible for the water quality.

    An Introduction to Water Quality. Strategies for Water Quality Assessment. Selection of Water Quality Variables. The Use of Particulate Material. The Use of Biological Material. Rivers. Lakes. Reservoirs. Groundwater. Data Handling and Presentation. Appendix: Basic Design for Sampling Programmes. Index.


    Deborah Chapman is Director of UNEP GEMS/Water Capacity Development Centre, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Science, Acting Head of Discipline, Environmental Science at the Environmental Research Institute/School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of Cork.

    'The book is well illustrated with a wealth of clear diagrams, tables, graphs, and photographs. Readers who should benefit include researchers, technicians, and engineers in water-related disciplines ... together with anyone with an interest in water quality. It ... should appeal to a wide audience, avoiding as it does complex mathematical and biological formulae and theories' - IWEM Journal