Scientific papers

The table below lists the peer-reviewed papers associated with the ICP Waters programme. If you are involved in the project and your work is published, please let us know so we can update the list.

2016Temporal and spatial patterns in the chemistry of wet deposition in Southern AlpsRogora M, Colombo L, Marchetto A, Mosello R, Steingruber SAtmospheric Environment, 2016, 146, 44-54
2014Trends in Surface Water Chemistry in Acidified Areas in Europe and North America from 1990 to 2008Garmo, Ø. A., Skjelkvåle, B. L., de Wit, H.D., Colombo, L., Curtis, C., Fölster, J., Hoffmann, A,. Hruška,J., Høgåsen, T., Jeffries, D. S., Keller, W.B.,Krám, P.,Majer, V.,Monteith, D. T., Paterson, A.M., Rogora, M., Rzychon, D., Steingruber, S., Stoddard, J.L., Vuorenmaa, J. and Worsztynowicz, A.Water, Air, & Soil Pollution 2014; 225: 14.
2013Thirty years of chemical changes in alpine acid-sensitive lakes in the AlpsRogora M, Colombo L, Lepori F, Marchetto A, Steingruber S, Tornimbeni OWater, Air & Soil Pollution, 2013, 224:1746
2011Chemical and biological recovery of Lake Saudlandsvatn, a formerly highly acidified lake in southernmost Norway, in response to decreased acid depositionHesthagen, T., A. Fjellheim, A. K. Schartau, R. F. Wright, R. Saksgård and B. O. RosselandScience of the Total Environment 2011; 409: 2908-2916.
2008Selective exploitation of large pike Esox lucius—Effects on mercury concentrations in fish populationsSharma CM, Borgstrøm R, Huitfeldt JS, Rosseland BOScience of the Total Environment 2008; 399 (1-3): 33-40.
2007Brown Trout in Lochnagar: Population and Contamination by Metals and Organic MicropollutantsRosseland BO, Rognerud S, Collen P, Grimalt JO, Vives I, Massabuau JC, Lackner R, Hofer R, Raddum GG, Fjellheim A, Harriman R, Piña BLochnagar: The Natural History of a Mountain Lake 2007; Chapter 12: 253-285.
2007Dissolved organic carbon trends resulting from changes in atmospheric deposition chemistry.Monteith, D. T., J. L. Stoddard, C. D. Evans, H. A. de Wit, M. Forsius, T. Hogasen, A. Wilander, B. L. Skjelkvale, D. S. Jeffries, J. Vuorenmaa, B. Keller, J. Kopacek and J. VeselyNature 2007; 450: 537-540.
2005Regional scale evidence for improvements in surface water chemistry 1990–2001.Skjelkvåle, B., J. Stoddard, D. Jeffries, K. Tørseth, T. Høgåsen, J. Bowman, J. Mannio, D. Monteith, R. Mosello and M. RogoraEnvironmental Pollution 2005; 137: 165-176.
2002Mercury and Organochlorine Contamination in Brown Trout (Salmo Trutta) and Arctic Charr (Salvelinus Alpinus) from High Mountain Lakes in Europe and the Svalbard ArchipelagoRognerud S, Grimalt JO, Rosseland BO, Fernandez P, Hofer R, Lackner R, Lauritzen B, Lien L, Massabuau JC, Ribes AWater, Air and Soil Pollution: Focus 2002; 2 (2): 209-232.
2001Assessment of nitrogen leaching at ICP-Waters sites (Europe and North America).Stoddard, J. L., T. S. Traaen and B. SkjelkvåleWater, Air, & Soil Pollution 2001; 130: 781-786.
2001Trends in surface water acidification in Europe and North America (1989–1998).Skjelkvåle, B., J. L. Stoddard and T. AndersenWater, Air, & Soil Pollution 2001; 130: 787-792.
2001Critical limit of acidifying compounds to invertebrates in different regions of Europe.Raddum, G. G. and B. L. SkjelkvaleWater Air and Soil Pollution 2001; 130: 825-830.
2001ICP Waters—an International Programme for Surface Water Monitoring.Kvaeven, B., M. J. Ulstein, B. L. Skjelkvåle, G. G. Raddum and H. HovindWater, Air, & Soil Pollution 2001; 130: 775-780.
2001Coordinated effects monitoring and modelling for developing and supporting international air pollution control agreements.Bull, K. R., B. Achermann, V. Bashkin, R. Chrast, G. Fenech, M. Forsius, H. D. Gregor, R. Guardans, T. Haussmann, F. Hayes, J. P. Hettelingh, T. Johannessen, M. Krzyzanowski, V. Kucera, B. Kvaeven, M. Lorenz, L. Lundin, G. Mills, M. Posch, B. L. Skjelkvale, M. J. Ulstein and E. B. U. W. G. EfWater Air and Soil Pollution 2001; 130: 119-130.
2000Results from the Italian participation in the International Co-operative Programme on Assessment and Monitoring of Acidification of Rivers and Lakes (ICP Waters).Mosello, R., A. Marchetto, M. C. Brizzio, M. Rogora and G. A. TartariJournal of Limnology 2000; 59: 47-54.
1999Regional trends in aquatic recovery from acidification in North America and Europe.Stoddard, J. L., D. Jeffries, A. Lükewille, T. Clair, P. Dillon, C. Driscoll, M. Forsius, M. Johannessen, J. Kahl and J. KelloggNature 1999; 401: 575-578.
1999The ecophysiology and ecotoxicology of fishes as a tool for monitoring and management strategy of high mountain lakes and rivers in acidified areasRosseland BO, Massabuau JC, Grimalt J, Hofer R, Lackner R, Rognerud S, Lien LZoology 1999; 102 (2): 90-100.
1997Acidification trends in surface waters in the international program on acidification of rivers and lakesNewell, A. D. and B. L. SkjelkvaleWater Air and Soil Pollution 1997; 93: 27-57.
1995Critical limits of acidification to invertebrates in different regions of Europe.Raddum, G. G. and B. L. SkjelkvaleWater Air and Soil Pollution 1995; 85: 475-480.



Data from the ICP Waters programme has been incorporated into almost 100 reports and technical articles. The full publication catalogue can be browsed, searched and downloaded at the NIVA Open Research Archive. A selection of the most recent reports are shown in the table below.

Report numberYearTitleLink
1342017Intercomparison 1731: pH, Conductivity, Alkalinity, NO3-N, Cl, SO4, Ca, Mg, Na, K, TOC, Al, Fe, Mn, Cd, Pb, Cu, Ni, and Zn
1332017Biological intercalibration: Invertebrates 2017
1322017Spatial and temporal trends of mercury in freshwater fish in Fennoscandia (1965-2015)
1312017Proceedings of the 33rd Task Force meeting of the ICP Waters Programme in Uppsala, Sweden, May 9-11, 2017
1302016Biological intercalibration: Invertebrates 2016
1292016Intercomparison 1630: pH, Conductivity, Alkalinity, NO3-N, Cl, SO4, Ca, Mg, Na, K, TOC, Al, Fe, Mn, Cd, Pb, Cu, Ni and Zn
1282016Proceedings of the 32nd Task Force meeting of the ICP Waters Programme in Asker, Oslo, May 24-26, 2016
1272016Biodiversity of macro-invertebrates in acid-sensitive waters: trends and relations to water chemistry and climate
1252015Trends in ecosystem and health responses to long-range transported atmospheric pollutants

ICP Waters manual

The ICP Waters manual describes methods, operations and protocols to promote the international harmonisation of monitoring practices. The document is also an overall guide to the activities of – and the priorities set by – the Programme Centre in Oslo.

Minutes from Task Force meetings

The minutes from the annual Task Force meetings can be found on the Meetings page.

Other publications

Other relevant publications (articles, presentations etc.) are listed in the table below.