The utility of chemical and biological monitoring techniques for the assessment of urban pollution

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRiver basin management V
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of an IAWPRC conference held in Rovaniemi, Finland, 31 July-4 August 1989
EditorsH. Laikari
PublisherPergamon, for IAWPRC
Pages59-69
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)0080373798, 9780080373799
Publication statusPublished - 1989

The utility of biomonitoring methods and physico-chemical and hydrobiological indices of water quality for the detection of receiving stream impacts of urban runoff discharges has been assessed. Advantages and disadvantages of specific indices to urban water quality assessment have been highlighted. Caged species were additionally placed at selected locations along the length of a North London stream to detect heavy-metal uptake during dry and wet weather conditions as a basis for the development of ecotoxicological indices. -Authors

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