As water quality becomes a leading concern for people and ecosystems worldwide, it must be properly assessed in order to protect water resources for current and future generations. Water Quality Concepts, Sampling, and Analyses supplies practical information for planning, conducting, or evaluating water quality monitoring programs. It presents the
Introduction. Water Quality Regulations and Policy Evolution. Water Quality Criteria. Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for Water Quality Sampling. Developing Quality Assurance Plan. Surface Water Sampling. Groundwater Sampling. Soil and Pore Water Sampling. Coastal Water Sampling. Sample Handling. Field Measurements. Selecting Laboratories and Analytical Methods. Water Quality Data Analysis, Evaluation, and Reporting. Examples of Water Quality Monitoring Programs. Conclusion.