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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
Task Force meeting 2016

The Task Force meeting in 2016 is a joint meeting with ICP Waters and ICP Integrated Monitoring and will be held in Asker, Norway, from May 24 to 26. Information on registration and meeting venue is found here.

 

ICP Waters report 125/2015

The WGE trend report on Trends in ecosystem and health responses to long-range transported atmospheric pollutants has now been published.

 It can also be found in our report archive

 

ICP Waters report 124/2015

 Biological intercalibrations. Invertebrates 1915. 

- available in our report archive

 

Task Force meeting 2015

The 2015 Task Force meeting was held in Monte Verita, Ascona, Switzerland from 6-8 of October 2015.

The minutes can be found here

 

Task Force meeting 2016

The Task Force meeting in 2016 is a joint meeting with ICP Waters and ICP Integrated Monitoring and will be held in Asker, Norway, from May 24 to 26. Information on registration and meeting venue is found here.

 

ICP Waters report 125/2015

The WGE trend report on Trends in ecosystem and health responses to long-range transported atmospheric pollutants has now been published.

 It can also be found in our report archive

 

ICP Waters report 124/2015

 Biological intercalibrations. Invertebrates 1915. 

- available in our report archive

 

Task Force meeting 2015

The 2015 Task Force meeting was held in Monte Verita, Ascona, Switzerland from 6-8 of October 2015.

The minutes can be found here

 

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