Water Quality

The quality of water resources and aquatic ecosystems is of increasing importance to water managers world-wide. Water quality assessment is essential not only in natural water systems like surface water bodies or groundwater aquifers but also in industrial environments, e.g. for drinking water supply, wastewater treatment, or water management processes within the mining industry. On a global scale there is a clear focus on and commitment to protecting water bodies, maintaining rich aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems as well as ensuring public health standards.