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Biological Assessment and Criteria : Tools for Water Resource Planning and Decision Making - Wayne S. Davis

Biological Assessment and Criteria

Tools for Water Resource Planning and Decision Making

By: Wayne S. Davis (Editor), Thomas P. Simon (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 3rd March 1995
ISBN: 9780873718943
Number Of Pages: 432

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Biological Assessment & Criteria presents a state-of-the-art overview of the applications of biological assessments & biocriteria for water quality management in fresh waters. The book presents case studies which illustrate how bioassessment has been used to identify & diagnose water quality problems. It also provides examples of the use of qualitative & quantitative biocriteria as regulatory tools to complement water quality criteria & standards. Thus the book provides useful & timely information for water quality managers. Biological Assessment & Criteria is the first book to present the technical foundation, rationale, program & policy relevance, & legal basis for the most accurate tools used to assess freshwater natural resource & regulatory efforts.

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"This unusually well-integrated, 24-author volume presents the case for use of biological properties of aquatic communities to manage streams and regulate their use for effluent dilution and other purposes... The quality of the papers is high, and they cover the topic thoroughly..." -SETAC News

Foreword
Conceptual Framework for Biocriteria Development: Introduction
Clean Water is Not Enough
Biological Assessment and Criteria: Building on the Past
Defining Acceptable Condition
Ecoregions: A Spatial Framework for Environmental Management
Multimetric Approach for Establishing Biocriteria and Measuring Biological Condition
Water Resource Planning and Decision-Making: Status of Biological Criteria Development and Implementation
Development and Application of Biological
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ISBN: 9780873718943
ISBN-10: 0873718941
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 3rd March 1995
Publisher: CRC PR INC
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 26.04 x 19.05  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.88
Edition Number: 1

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