Abstract Title

Session S-06C: Water Quality III

Proposed Abstract Title

The Metro Vancouver Region's Environmental Ambient Monitoring Programs

Keywords

Water Quality

Location

Room 606

Start Date

1-5-2014 1:30 PM

End Date

1-5-2014 3:00 PM

Description

The Metro Vancouver region’s Integrated Liquid Waste and Resource Management Plan includes a regulatory requirement to conduct ambient environmental monitoring programs. These programs enable collection of baseline environmental quality data and assessment of environmental changes in the ambient that receives Region’s point and non-point source discharges. In addition, these programs provide information necessary to effectively manage liquid waste discharges and to assess the need for (and priority of) facility and infrastructure upgrades. As environmental steward of the regional water bodies, Metro Vancouver currently has in place ambient monitoring programs for the Lower Fraser River, Boundary Bay, Burrard Inlet and southern Strait of Georgia. These programs are designed based on 5-year monitoring cycles and include monitoring of water, sediment and biota, as well as assessment of spatial and temporal trends. Reporting is done for each monitoring component and a comprehensive report is completed at the end of each 5 year cycle.

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The Metro Vancouver Region's Environmental Ambient Monitoring Programs

Room 606

The Metro Vancouver region’s Integrated Liquid Waste and Resource Management Plan includes a regulatory requirement to conduct ambient environmental monitoring programs. These programs enable collection of baseline environmental quality data and assessment of environmental changes in the ambient that receives Region’s point and non-point source discharges. In addition, these programs provide information necessary to effectively manage liquid waste discharges and to assess the need for (and priority of) facility and infrastructure upgrades. As environmental steward of the regional water bodies, Metro Vancouver currently has in place ambient monitoring programs for the Lower Fraser River, Boundary Bay, Burrard Inlet and southern Strait of Georgia. These programs are designed based on 5-year monitoring cycles and include monitoring of water, sediment and biota, as well as assessment of spatial and temporal trends. Reporting is done for each monitoring component and a comprehensive report is completed at the end of each 5 year cycle.