The International Conference on Environmental Concerns and Emerging Abatement Technologies 2001: Collection of Short CommunicationsView this Special Issue
Effective Monitoring of Small River Basins
As the transport of many pollutants occurs during high floods monitoring programs must focus on these intermittent events. In small rivers the pollutants start their travel as short pulses often associated with fine particles, but disperse on their way downstreams. Therefore the chemical data of a flood event are only representative of a small part of the basin adjacent to the monitoring station. This is usually not taken into account by evaluating water quality data.