I have been asked to summarize U.S. efforts to use algae for monitoring of
stream and river water quality for a presentation at the Second European
Workshop on "Use of Algae for Monitoring Rivers" and a short paper of a few
pages in the workshop proceedings. Although I am aware of major Federal and
State programs, I am sure I do not know of some projects designed to monitor
individual rivers or rivers and streams within regions or indivudual
watersheds. I will not have much time or space to to cover many projects, but
I can at least mention projects and cite relevant publications.
I would appreciate short responses from people aware of or responsible for
such programs. I can then reply to request additional information, if
necessary. If you have information you think would be helpful, please respond
by Sept. 8. Thanks.
Academy of Natural Sciences
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Philadelphia, PA 19103
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