PROGRAM

8th. WORLD WATER FORUM

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AGENDA

8º FÓRUM MUNDIAL DA ÁGUA

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National water quality networks in continental sized countries - past, present and future, problems and perspectivas.

Wednesday - 9:00 - 10:30

THEME

Sharing

ROOM

Room 11

DESCRIPTION

[SS-RP-06] 

Water quality monitoring networks are essential to take over surveillance and control trends of water quality parameters. Collected data, after processing and validation, guide the adoption of preventive/ corrective actions and public investments, define historic backgrounds, provide general information, and support judgements in crisis situations. The session concerns on a wide discussion conducted by professionals in directive positions in national water institutions responsible for the operation of water quality networks in continental-sized countries. Topics to be covered include, but are not limited to: a brief history of the network, how data is used, lessons learned, operational challenges, and future directions. There will be a strong emphasis on the next generation network, on the techniques and equipment of data collection, and methods of physical-chemical analysis; equipment, parameters to be measured, information processing and applications.

Coordinator:
National Water Agency - ANA 
Ney Maranhão

Panelists:

National Water Agency - ANA - Marcelo Medeiros
United States Geological Survey
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources of Australia
Ministry of Water Resources of China