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Network Assessment and Redesign

  • Nilgun B. Harmancioglu
  • Okan Fistikoglu
  • Sevinc D. Ozkul
  • Vijay P. Singh
  • M. Necdet Alpaslan
Part of the Water Science and Technology Library book series (WSTL, volume 33)

Abstract

Two major conclusions to be drawn from the review presented in Chapter 2 are that: a) significant problems exist in available water quality data; b) current monitoring networks reflect several shortcomings that hinder their efficiency and cost-effectiveness. The inevitable consequence of these two problems is the significant gap between information needs on water quality and the information produced by current systems of data collection. This difficulty has led to a critical assessment of methodologies used in network design. Eventually, the majority of developed and developing countries have started to evaluate their current monitoring practices and to redesign their networks (National Research Council, 1994; Ward, 1996; Ward et al., 1989 and 1994; WMO, 1994; Whitfield, 1997; Villars and Groot, 1997; Adriaanse et al., 1995; Niederlander et al., 1996; Harmancioglu and Alpaslan, 1997). Thus, what had earlier been a “design” problem in water quality monitoring has recently turned out to be an “assessment and redesign” problem. This current trend in network design underlies the basic approach adopted in this work, namely that the “design” process is treated within an “assessment and redesign” perspective.

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Water Quality Network Design Data Management System Water Quality Monitoring Operational Rule 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nilgun B. Harmancioglu
    • 1
  • Okan Fistikoglu
    • 1
  • Sevinc D. Ozkul
    • 1
  • Vijay P. Singh
    • 2
  • M. Necdet Alpaslan
    • 3
  1. 1.Civil Engineering DepartmentDokuz Eylul UniversityIzmirTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringLouisiana State UniversityBaton RougeUSA
  3. 3.Environmental Engineering DepartmentDokuz Eylul UniversityIzmirTurkey

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