chapter  16
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Biological Methods of Evaluating Pollution

WithEugene Angelier, James Munnick

Water quality is one of the components of the environment, along with the quality of sediments and microhabitats. The term water quality is ambiguous. It depends in fact on the use to which the water is put (drinking, leisure, fishing, irrigation) and is often confused with environmental quality (which takes the biota into account).