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This report deals with indicators and indices of water quality. The main types of water environment and water uses are specified, followed by the description of water quality indicators and indices. Finally, the relevant indicators and indices of specific water environments and reference values for water uses are given. Reference values are taken from European Union Directives, Italian legislation and Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), World Health Organisation (WHO), Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) guidelines. The paper has been conceived as the reference document to implement the water module of the informatic tool INES-EIA being developed at the JRC Ispra to support the environmental impact assessment of technological plants. It can also be used as source of reference data on water quality indicators and indices in performing a wide range of environmental studies.

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Authors: ZANETTA A, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 15865 EN (1994) 128pp., FS
Availability: Available from the Public Relations and Publications Unit, JRC Ispra, I-21020 Ispra (IT)
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