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The Integrated Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan

Citation:  Watershed Management to Meet Water Quality Standards and Emerging TMDL (Total Maximum Daily Load) Proceedings of the Third Conference 5-9 March 2005 (Atlanta, Georgia USA) Publication Date 5 March 2005  701P0105.(doi:10.13031/2013.18045)
Authors:   Thomas E Davenport

Our ability to report on the environmental benefits of water quality programs hinges not only on the implementation efforts, but also on the ability to collect and assess data and share information across agencies and with the public. You must be able to limk actions and impacts. There needs to be evaluation approach or toolbox to support this linkage. By emphasizing the appropriate programs and tools within the evaluation framework, the types of data and information EPA and the States need to support water quality decision making and the process of effectively targeting limited resources is clarified. This helps focus State Programs on collecting the right information to account for improvement to water quality.

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