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Monitoring Water Quality


A collection of general knowledge, non-technical works targeted at the public and volunteers who want to learn the basics of measuring water quality. Works in this collection do not generally cover the management of public and volunteers.


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As a guide to measuring water quality, this manual is a step in the long-term process of restoring the health of the world's rivers. It covers two main components: action research (the data collection component) and the problem solving component.

Describes water quality monitoring and the results of the Monterey Bay project, Snapshot Day 2000, which tested several waterbodies. Several research parameters are presented as well as photographs.

In this issue, biological monitoring is the topic. The articles in this issue describe volunteer programs that monitor living various living organisms. Benthic macroinvertebrates, monitoring equipment, lab analysis for fecal coliform, aquatic plant…

In this issue, monitoring estuaries is the topic. Toxic phytoplankton, bacteria testing, shellfish poisoning, submerged aquatic vegetation (bay grasses), monitoring in Alaska, battling spartina, and national (federal) programs are covered.

In this issue, monitoring fauna is the topic. In this issue the Great Herp Search (amphibians and reptiles), animal tracks reading, freshwater invertebrates (bugs), benthic macroinvertebrate monitoring, mapping wildlife, bird use of restored sites,…

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