Water Quality Database system
Monitoring and data management.
The collection, quality assurance, storage / preservation and utilisation of monitoring data are important components in IWRM. Availability of historical and recent monitoring data enable establishment of a baseline assessment of any present water quality and ecological status including, as well as documentation of anthropogenic impact and the natural variability. Repetitive monitoring enables the detection of environmental deterioration or the study of restoration of disturbed aquatic systems after implementation of mitigation actions.
A database and a web based userapplication will be implemented and adapted to requirements in Myanmar. The starting point for development is a basic version of NIVA’s “AquaMonitor Surveillance and Information System”(AquaMonitor SI). New functionality will be adapted to requirements from the ongoing monitoring activity in the project and include structures for relevant datatypes, handling of data according to local practise (establishment of a new laboratory) and required presentation forms/graphs.
One European experience is that easy access to data is important for the general understanding and acceptance of required mitigating actions to preserve the aquatic environment for future use. In the Myanmar context this means to make data available, by internet, for experts, authorities and the wider public.
Log in to AquaMonitor SI
Login with your given user_Id and password.
(Photo: John Rune Selvik, NIVA).
Systematic and standardised storage of monitoring data opens for cooperation and exchange of information with other systems. The system is scalable and may be extended to cover data collection in any water course in Myanmar.
Defined goals are:
(Photos: John Rune Selvik, NIVA).