Izrael, Yu. A. and Gasilina, N.K. and Abakumov, V.A. (1980) Hydrobiological service for observations and control of surface waters in the USSR. Ambleside, UK, Freshwater Biological Association, 7pp.
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Technological progress, having reached in our time an unprecedented speed, is still increasing the rate of mineral extraction, industrial construction, and the mastering of new kinds of energy is growing. Correspondingly the anthropogenic load on the biosphere is increased and that requires the comprehensive development of monitoring the anthropogenic changes in the natural environment. Among problems resulting from the scientific-technological development, a noticeable place is given to the problem of pure water. Surface land waters proved to be a sensitive link in the natural environment. The hydrobiological service for observations and control of the surface waters is one of the subsystems of the State/Federal Service for Observations and Control of pollution levels in environmental objects, conducted by the USSR State Committee for Hydrometeor- ology and Control of the Natural Environment. This paper summarises the the main principles of the organisation and goals of the national system of monitoring of the state of the natural environment in the USSR.
|Item Type:||Monograph or Serial Issue|
|Title:||Hydrobiological service for observations and control of surface waters in the USSR|
|Number of Pages:||7|
|Publisher:||Freshwater Biological Association|
|Place of Publication:||Ambleside, UK|
|Issuing Agency:||Freshwater Biological Association|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Monitoring; Water policy; Water bodies; Pollution control; Water quality control; Russia; USSR|
|Depositing User:||Hardy B Schwamm|
|Date Deposited:||06 May 2011 14:39|
|Last Modified:||29 Sep 2011 15:10|
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