Establishing a Monitoring Program for Formulating Water Quality Objectives in a Transboundary Reach

by L. John Zeman, Inland Waters & Lands, Vancouver, BC, Canada,
Olav Slaymaker, Inland Waters & Lands, Vancouver, BC, Canada,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Steel Structures


A systematic approach to the establishment of a monitoring program for formulating water quality objectives in the Similkameen River should include the following interactive steps: 1) description of the basin and sources of water pollution, 2) description of developments affecting water uses, 3) analysis of data from previous studies, 4) analysis of the behaviour of a water quality indicator in receiving water and implications for sampling strategy, and 5) summary of implications of development of water quality objectives.

Subject Headings: Water quality | Water pollution | Transboundary water | Water resources | Water sampling | Data analysis | Rivers and streams | Basins | Canada

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