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Guidelines for Developing National Strategies to Use Air and Water Quality Monitoring as Environmental Policy Tools

Air and water quality monitoring

Available in English and Russian. (ECE/CEP/168, 46 pp.)

This publication contains guidelines to help make monitoring a practical tool for environmental policy for countries of Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, Central Asia and South-Eastern Europe. The guidelines offer advice on how to:

  • Link air and water quality monitoring to environmental policy development.
  • Modernize and upgrade air and water quality monitoring networks and information systems.
  • Improve coordination of national air and water quality monitoring programmes.

The guidelines are addressed to government officials and experts working for governmental bodies responsible for environmental policy, environmental monitoring and compliance monitoring.