Environmental monitoring and water quality
Securing the long-term health of our natural environment
Around the world we face an environmental emergency. Biodiversity loss, climate disruption and pollution are pushing our planet towards the brink. In Europe, 60% of rivers, lakes and transitional and coastal waters do not meet good ecological status or potential. The combined pressures of unsustainable land management, industrial waste and sewage treatment discharges are threatening the long-term health of our waterbodies. Change is urgently needed. As governments set ambitious targets for water quality and environmental improvement, water managers have a critical role to play in tracking progress. Intelligent monitoring is essential for achieving greater impact, minimising risks, and restoring the environment for communities and nature.
Every day, strategical, tactical and operational water managements decisions are being made o better assess, improve, and preserve the quality of water resources environment for communities and nature. In order to make these decisions, access to historical, current and forecasted information is required for:
- Seeing the full picture: the pressures on the natural environment are multi-faceted and often interdependent. Monitoring systems need to be adaptable and offer the ability to visualise and analyse complex trends.
- Communicating results: meeting statutory targets will depend on open and transparent communication. Monitoring systems must be able to share results with internal and external stakeholders.
- Accountability: demonstrating compliance in an auditable and robust way reduces the burden on regulators to police the environment and allows them to focus on improvements.
- Improved efficiency: the management of a monitoring programme is time consuming and expensive. Introducing cost-effective measures such as automation and improved analysis will reduce operational costs.
- Focus on the timely actions: Systems cannot operate in silos where there is a disconnect between data, interpretation, and action. Monitoring needs to be targeted, proactive and resilient.
- Enhanced data management: the demand for data is increasing. With this comes a need to house and manage data securely and efficiently
HydroNET environmental monitoring and water quality solutions:
- Improve data analysis, allowing you to build complex narratives across a multitude of datasets to deliver greater insight.
- Demonstrate compliance for environmental permits such as Phosphorus limits or combined sewer overflows.
- Provide simple and quick access to all relevant real-time data
- Automate the processing of data, such as field/laboratory samples
- Is customised to your needs, delivering alerts and triggering actions.
- Can be shared with your stakeholders, ensuring that transparency is a cornerstone of your system.
- Can be embedded into your monitoring reports, reducing costs and minimising the risk of human error
- Help monitor the performance of mitigation measures such as constructed wetlands to help meet your targets and to assist in operation and maintenance.
- Help managing your data as HydroNET is a data warehouse, capable of securely storing vast quantities of data.
- Can be adapted to meet the needs of virtually any monitoring situation, whether you’re interested in groundwater, surface water, PFAS, temperature or nutrients.