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Aims and objectives

The main aim of the ICP Waters Programme is to assess, on a regional basis, the degree and geographical extent of the impact of atmospheric pollution, in particular acidification, on surface waters. The detailed aims and objectives, as discussed and decided in on the 15th Task Force Meeting in Italy (1999), are shown below.

Aims:
•  Assess the degree and geographic extent of the impact of atmospheric pollution, in particular acidification,
   on surface waters;
•  Collect information to evaluate dose/response relationships;
•  Describe and evaluate long-term trends and variation in aquatic chemistry and biota attributable to
   atmospheric pollution.

Objectives:
• Maintain and develop an international network of surface water monitoring sites;
• Promote international harmonisation of monitoring practices by:
   -  maintaining and updating a manual for methods and operation;
   -  conducting interlaboratory quality assurance tests;
   -  compiling a centralised database with data quality control and assessment capabilities.
• Develop and/or recommend chemical and biological methods for monitoring purposes;
• Report on progress according to programme aims and short term objectives as defined in the annual work
  programme;
• Conduct workshops on topics of central interest to the Programme Task Force and the aquatic effects
  research community;
• Address water related questions in cooperation with other ICP’s

 

 

News
New information concerning the 2014 Grimstad meeting

 

Updated information on the coming 30th TF meeting in Grimstad October 14 to October 16, 2014 is now available.

 

Links to invitation letter, tentative agenda and practical information can be found here

 

ICP Waters report 117/2014:

Proceedings of the 29th  Task Force meeting of the ICP Waters Programme in Český Krumlov, Czech Republic 1st –3rd October, 2013-  can be foud here.

 

ICP Waters report 118/2014

Biological intercalibration: Invertebrates 1713 - can be found here.

 

Announcement:

We are happy to announce that the venue and date for the 2014 Task Force meeting will be Grimstad, Norway, October 14-16.

For more information se here

 

New reports and publications

 The most recent ICP waters reports can be found here, while our list of peer reviewed publications can be found here

 

New information concerning the 2014 Grimstad meeting

 

Updated information on the coming 30th TF meeting in Grimstad October 14 to October 16, 2014 is now available.

 

Links to invitation letter, tentative agenda and practical information can be found here

 

ICP Waters report 117/2014:

Proceedings of the 29th  Task Force meeting of the ICP Waters Programme in Český Krumlov, Czech Republic 1st –3rd October, 2013-  can be foud here.

 

ICP Waters report 118/2014

Biological intercalibration: Invertebrates 1713 - can be found here.

 

Announcement:

We are happy to announce that the venue and date for the 2014 Task Force meeting will be Grimstad, Norway, October 14-16.

For more information se here

 

New reports and publications

 The most recent ICP waters reports can be found here, while our list of peer reviewed publications can be found here

 

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