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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.

•  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.

• 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
• 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



Information concerning the TF meeting in Grimstad October 14-16


Invitation, tentative agenda and practical information on the on the upcoming TF meeting in Grimstad October 14 to October 16 can be found here


Upcoming JEG meeting

15th meeting of the Joint Expert Group on Dynamic Modelling, Sitges, Oct 29-31


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