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An Approach for Monitoring and Assessment of Hydromorphological Water Quality at Different Waterbody Types by Using Standard Method

IWRA World Water Congress 2017 - Cancun Mexico
5. Water ecosystems and physical regimes
Author(s): Muhammet AZLAK
Ersin YILDIRIM
Emine FAYDAOĞLU
Nermin ANUL
Bilal DİKMEN

Muhammet AZLAK
R.T. Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs, General Directorate of Water Management
mazlak@ormansu.gov.tr
Ersin YILDIRIM
R.T. Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs, General Directorate of Water Management
eyildirim@ormansu.gov.tr
Emine FAYDAOĞLU
R.T. Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs, General Directorate of Water Management
efaydaoglu@ormansu.gov.tr
Nermin ANUL
R.T. Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs, General Directorate of Water Management
nanul@ormansu.gov.tr
Bilal DİKMEN
R.T. Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs, General Directorate of Water Management
bilaldikmen@ormansu.gov.tr


Keyword(s): Hydromorphology, Water Framework Directive, Hydromorphological Monitoring, Hydromorphological Assessment, Hydromorphological Index, Hydromorphological Quality Elements
Article:

Abstract

After publishing the Water Framework Directive, integrated water quality monitoring, including biological, chemical, physicochemical and hydromorphological quality elements, was gained special importance. Monitoring and assessment of hydromorphological quality elements are still challenged issue because of unstandardized applications in hydromorphological monitoring and assessment activities. In this study, hydromorphology are discussed as objective and scope. To monitor and assess hydromorphological feature of waterbodies, a new monitoring and assessment approach which takes into account the features affecting the hydromorphological parameters was addressed. A standard methodology which can be applied for different waterbody types and applied in different river basins characteristics was developed for monitoring and assessment of hydromorphological features of rivers and the methodology was applied at seven different river basins in Turkey.  The method gave the expected assessment results for the waterbodies in all basins and provided sufficient consistency to be used as a standard method across the country.

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