Planning and Management of Surface Water Monitoring
Keywords:the quality monitoring of surface water, quality indicators, ecological status
Water quality monitoring is a continuous monitoring of hydrological, quantitative and qualitative characteristics of surface waters: physicochemical, radiological, hydrobiological and microbiological properties of river ecosystems, including water, sediment, suspended sediment and bioindicators, using standard test methods. The strategic goal is that monitoring, in addition to protecting and controlling the sources of water supply, has the function of constantly monitoring the ecological values of watercourses in terms of protecting their ecological status and natural values. Active participation of the public in the process of informing and consulting on the status, causes, and assessments of water quality is also very important. The quality monitoring strategy of surface water is committed to the national environmental policy, with particular emphasis on the development dynamics of national institutions specialized in testing and study of water quality, their financial, personnel, and instrument security, with a plan of continuous improvement and innovation of the same. Monitoring of surface water quality in the catchment level is an integral part of a regional and national system of control over the state line. The development task of water quality monitoring is harmonization with neighboring countries and with countries of the EU, conception, and implementation of a joint test program.