||Time-relevant beach and recreational water quality monitoring and reporting.
Stein, L. ;
||National Risk Management Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH. Office of Research and Development. ;Eastern Research Group, Inc., Lexington, MA.
|| United States Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, National Risk Management Research Laboratory,
Water quality--United States--Analysis ;
Beaches--United States--Environmental conditions ;
Water quality management--Government policy--United States
Water pollution monitoring ;
Program design ;
Data management ;
Case studies ;
Outreach plans ;
Public notification ;
Risk communication ;
Water quality ;
Time-relevant information ;
Recreational water ;
Sample collection procedures
||Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA
||Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown.
||1 online resource ( pages : color illustrations
The handbook is intended for people who are considering developing a recreational water quality monitoring program for their community or wish to enhance their existing program. The National Risk Management Research Laboratory of EPA's Office of Research and Development initiated the development of this handbook to help interested communities learn more about the beach monitoring projects associated with EPA's Environmental Monitoring for Public Access and Community Tracking (EMPACT) Program, and to give communities the information they need to conduct their own projects. Much of the information in this handbook is provided through case studies of three monitoring projects that address the concerns of recreational swimmers, boaters, and other water users, primarily by: Monitoring recreational waters for indicators of waterborne pathogens (disease-causing organisms); Collecting and managing water quality data in efficient ways; Notifying the public in a timely fashion of water quality conditions. The handbook follows the three case study projects through the design and implementation of their time-relevant recreational water quality monitoring programs, the development of management and delivery systems for water quality data, and the creation and implementation of public notification and risk communication programs.
Title from title screen (viewed Sept. 23, 2003). "October 2002." Includes bibliographical references. "EPA/625/R-02/017."