The identification of plausible causes for water body status deterioration will be much easier if it can build on available, reliable, extensive and comprehensive biogeochemical monitoring data (preferably aggregated in a database). A plausible identification of such causes is a prerequisite for well-informed decisions on which mitigation or remediation measures to take. In this chapter, first a rationale for an extended monitoring programme is provided; it is then compared to the one required by the Water Framework Directive (WFD). This proposal includes a list of relevant parameters that are needed for an integrated, a priori status assessment. Secondly, a few sophisticated statistical tools are described that subsequently allow for the estiation of the magnitude of impairment as well as the likely relative importance of different stressors in a multiple stressed environment. The advantages and restrictions of these rather complicated analytical methods are discussed. Finally, the use of Decision Support Systems (DSS) is advocated with regard to the specific WFD implementation requirements.
|Data di pubblicazione:||2014|
|Titolo:||Monitoring Programmes, Multiple Stress Analysis and Decision Support for River Basin Management|
|Titolo del libro:||.), Risk-informed management of European river basins, the handbook of Environmental Chemistry 29|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-38598-8_4|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||3.1 Articolo su libro|