New technique allows frequent water quality monitoring for suite of pollutants

Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 08:32 in Earth & Climate

A new technique that uses existing technology to allow researchers and natural resource managers to collect significantly more information on water quality has been developed, with the promise of better informing policy decisions. The technique will allow researchers to develop more sophisticated models that address water quality questions. For example, the researchers are using data they collected using the new technique to determine the extent to which fertilizer runoff contributes to water pollution in specific water bodies and the role of wetlands in mitigating the effect of the runoff.

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