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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Developments in water quality monitoring and management in large river catchments using the Danube River as an example
Authors: Chapman, Deborah V
Bradley, Chris
Gettel, Gretchen M
Hatvani, Istvan Gabor
Hein, Thomas
Kovacs, Jozsef
Liska, Igor
Oliver, David
Tanos, Peter
Trasy, Balazs
Varbiro, Gabor
Contact Email: david.oliver@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: Danube River basin
water quality monitoring
international river basins
transboundary rivers
monitoring networks
Issue Date: Oct-2016
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Chapman DV, Bradley C, Gettel GM, Hatvani IG, Hein T, Kovacs J, Liska I, Oliver D, Tanos P, Trasy B & Varbiro G (2016) Developments in water quality monitoring and management in large river catchments using the Danube River as an example, Environmental Science and Policy, 64, pp. 141-154.
Abstract: Effective management of water quality in large rivers requires information on the influence of activities within the catchment (urban and rural) throughout the whole river basin. However, traditional water quality monitoring programmes undertaken by individual agencies normally relate to specific objectives, such as meeting quality criteria for wastewater discharges, and fail to provide information on basin-scale impacts, especially in transboundary river basins. Ideally, monitoring in large international river basins should be harmonised to provide a basin-scale assessment of sources and impacts of human activities, and the effectiveness of management actions. This paper examines current water quality issues in the Danube River basin and evaluates the approach to water quality monitoring in the context of providing information for a basin-wide management plan. Lessons learned from the monitoring programme in the Danube are used to suggest alternative approaches that could result in more efficient generation of water quality data and provide new insights into causes and impacts of variations in water quality in other large international river basins.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/23731
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2016.06.015
Rights: This item has been embargoed for a period. During the embargo please use the Request a Copy feature at the foot of the Repository record to request a copy directly from the author. You can only request a copy if you wish to use this work for your own research or private study. Accepted refereed manuscript of: Chapman DV, Bradley C, Gettel GM, Hatvani IG, Hein T, Kovacs J, Liska I, Oliver D, Tanos P, Trasy B & Varbiro G (2016) Developments in water quality monitoring and management in large river catchments using the Danube River as an example, Environmental Science and Policy, 64, pp. 141-154. DOI: 10.1016/j.envsci.2016.06.015 © 2016, Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Affiliation: University College Cork
University of Birmingham
UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, The Netherlands
Hungarian Academy of Sciences
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences
Eotvos Lorand University
International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River, Austria
Biological and Environmental Sciences
University of Pannonia Georgikon Faculty
Eotvos Lorand University
Centre for Ecological Research (Hungary)

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