Course image Data Handling and Presentation for Freshwater Quality Monitoring Programmes​
UNEP GEMS/Water

Hello and welcome to Data Handling and Presentation for Freshwater Quality Monitoring Programmes created by the UNEP GEMS/Water Capacity Development Centre team at University College Cork, Ireland.

This course aims to provide a flexible learning approach to those who are engaged in the water quality sector and who wish to develop their knowledge and skills on the appropriate storage, management, interpretation, and sharing of collected water quality data. This course includes discussions of effective practices and use of software concerning data organisation and storage, data analysis, and data communication.


Course image Freshwater Quality Monitoring Programme Design
UNEP GEMS/Water

Hello and welcome to Freshwater Quality Monitoring Programme Design created by the UNEP GEMS/Water Capacity Development Centre team at University College Cork, Ireland.

This course introduces, step by step, the principles and procedures for designing a freshwater quality monitoring programme , in relation to different monitoring objectives and in different types of water body. Approaches to the selection of monitoring stations, monitoring methods and water quality parameters are introduced and the role of understanding the hydrology of water bodies in optimising the frequency and location of sample collection is explained and illustrated. Throughout the course the focus is on good practice to ensure the generation of reliable water quality data.

Course image Freshwater Quality Monitoring with Biota and Particulate Matter
UNEP GEMS/Water

Hello and welcome to Freshwater Quality Monitoring with Biota and Particulate Matter created by the UNEP GEMS/Water Capacity Development Centre team at University College Cork, Ireland.

This course introduces, step by step, the principles and procedures for designing a freshwater quality monitoring programme using biota and particulate matter...


Course image Quality Assurance for Freshwater Quality Monitoring
UNEP GEMS/Water

Hello and welcome to Quality Assurance for Freshwater Quality Monitoring created by the UNEP GEMS/Water Capacity Development Centre team at University College Cork, Ireland.

This course aims to provide a flexible learning approach to those who are engaged in the water quality sector and who wish to focus on ensuring the quality of the data generated by the entire process of monitoring water quality, from field work to laboratory analysis and data management.


Course image Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment of Groundwater
UNEP GEMS/Water

Hello and welcome to Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment of Groundwater created by the UNEP GEMS/Water Capacity Development Centre team at University College Cork, Ireland.

This course is aimed at people involved in all aspects of water quality monitoring, especially those involved in water quality monitoring programmes for groundwater. Influences on the natural variation in groundwater quality are explored and their vulnerability to contamination is considered. Options for monitoring the quality of groundwaters are presented and opportunities and constraints associated with designing an effective monitoring and assessment programme are explored.

Course image Water Quality Monitoring in Rivers and Lakes
UNEP GEMS/Water

Hello and welcome to Water Quality Monitoring in Rivers and Lakes created by the UNEP GEMS/Water Capacity Development Centre team at University College Cork, Ireland.

This course is aimed at people involved in all aspects of water quality monitoring, especially those involved in the design and implementation of water quality monitoring programmes or the interpretation of the data. It describes the important physical, chemical and biological characteristics of surface waters, and illustrates why it is important to take them into consideration when designing an effective monitoring and assessment programme, and when interpreting the monitoring data.