Monitoring technologies have greatly expanded the capabilities of watershed planners, engineers and managers. Flow and concentration data collected in field, laboratory and watershed-scale research are the scientific basis for loading functions, simulation models and a host of analytical tools.
World Water Watch experts have been involved in all aspects of water quality monitoring for over 40 years, including the earliest comprehensive watershed-scale national monitoring programs in the United States. This expertise is utilized to assist communities, watershed associations, other NGO’s and governmental units to design and operate water quality monitoring networks at all levels, including watershed and river basin scale applications.
Multiple monitoring techniques are utilized in WWW’s Sequential Impact Analysis (SIA) methods, where anticipated land use changes overtime are evaluated for their impact on surface and groundwater quality. Advanced computer vision technology (AVT) provides users with powerful visual perspectives of the water resources consequences of a series of land use changes.