Study Data from Water Research Institute Update Understanding of Environmental Monitoring
2012 JUN 15 (VerticalNews) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Ecology, Environment & Conservation -- New research on Environmental Monitoring is the subject of a report. According to news reporting originating from Prague, Czech Republic, by VerticalNews correspondents, researchers stated "This paper examines the relationships between watercourse typology and selected indicators of long-term surface water quality for rivers in the Czech Republic. The parameters used to define watercourse typology are in accord with the Water Framework Directive 2000/60/EC outlined by the European Commission."
Our news editors obtained a quote from the research by the authors from Water Research Institute, "The relationships were tested using descriptive and multivariate statistical analysis, namely cluster analysis and canonical correspondence analysis. It was found that only some of the typological parameters have a close association with indicators of surface water quality. Specifically, the parameters of altitude and geology show clear relationships with pH, calcium content, and the saprobity index of macroinvertebrates. Conversely, parameters that are strongly influenced by anthropogenic pollution show weak relationships with indicators of surface water quality."
According to the news editors, the researchers concluded: "These depend instead on the presence of pollution sources rather than on natural environmental conditions."
For more information on this research see: The variability of surface water quality indicators in relation to watercourse typology, Czech Republic. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 2012;184(6):3983-3999. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment can be contacted at: Springer, Van Godewijckstraat 30, 3311 Gz Dordrecht, Netherlands. (Springer - www.springer.com; Environmental Monitoring and Assessment - www.springerlink.com/content/0167-6369/)
The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting J. Langhammer, Water Res Inst TGM, Prague 16000 6, Czech Republic.
Keywords for this news article include: Prague, Europe, Czech Republic, Environmental Monitoring
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