The “data-rich but information-poor” syndrome in water quality monitoring

@article{Ward1986TheB,
  title={The “data-rich but information-poor” syndrome in water quality monitoring},
  author={Robert C. Ward and Jim C. Loftis and Graham B. McBride},
  journal={Environmental Management},
  year={1986},
  volume={10},
  pages={291-297}
}
Water quality monitoring conducted routinely over time at fixed sites has been a part of most water quality management efforts for many years. It has been assumed that such monitoring plays a major role in management. However, the lack of routine data analysis, and reporting of information derived from such analysis, points up the fact that the exact nature of the role of routine, fixed-station monitoring is poorly defined.There is a need to very clearly define this role in the design of such… CONTINUE READING

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