This new WATER SUM manual provides guidance on the common techniques, methods and standards that are used for sample collection, sample handling, quality assurance and control, and data management. It is intended for use by local authorities, ministries, agencies, and any technicians potentially involved in water monitoring in the Middle East and North Africa, with special attention to the regional characteristics in each watershed in Jordan and Tunisia.
Due to the variety of bodies and institutions in charge of water monitoring in each region, it is important that the same procedures for data exchange and trend analyses are followed in order to provide comparable data. The present manual is part of an integrated monitoring framework that assists in decision making in areas such as monitoring priorities, indicator selection, data handling, site definition and general procedures.
The manual was produced under the WATER POrT component of the WATER SUM project, implemented by the REC with funding from the Government of Sweden.
Guide to Water Monitoring Techniques Applicable in the MENA Region
(PDF document, 17.7 MB)