Environmental In-Situ Water Quality Measurements

Posted on 3 Nov 2020

Water quality monitoring forms part of operational and regulatory compliance requirements associated with Water Use Licences (WUL), Environmental Monitoring Programmes (EMPr) and general duty of care (NEMA Section 28) and it is therefore vital to ensure accurate assessment of water resources.

 

Real-time monitoring or alternatively referred to as in-situ measurements, include deployment of hand-held and portable equipment for instant physical, chemical and biological assessment to present a more efficient and timelier approach for data collection. As water quality profiles correlate to the hydrological regime, seasonal variations and anthropogenic influences, in-situ water quality measurements offer a rapid and reliable alternative for instant quality assessment and classification. Due to natural and anthropogenic pressures on aquatic environments it remains crucial to develop monitoring systems which provide real-time measurements for continuous or semi-continuous time interval data collection.

 

At ENVASS our specialist teams are continuously designing, monitoring and reporting on in-situ water quality monitoring programmes for interactive water resource impact identification and water quality trend analysis.

 

Environmental Assurance (Pty) Ltd. (ENVASS) offers a wide range of Compliance Monitoring services, where all fieldwork is conducted by experienced environmental consultants, trained in the methods of sampling. If you may require a proposal for these services please do not hesitate to contact our specialists at ENVASS on 012 460 9768 or info@envass.co.za