The purpose of this paper is to evaluate surface water quality measuring methods and to suggest improvements. A history of the development of observation principles and water evaluation systems is provided, in addition to a description of current standard and technical regulations and of practices employed, such as maps and water-quality yearbooks. A discussion follows which demonstrates the practical use of these methods in the Danube, Lake Balaton and other bodies of water. Current water quality evaluation methods are found to be inadequate. Improvements suggested include better chemical and biological analyses, better-quality water maps and the need for frequent sample-taking. Additional recommendations include the need for intercalibration and the necessity for reaching international agreement concerning water quality values.
|Number of pages||21|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1 1990|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Water Science and Technology