Sediment quality assessment: a practical guide. Second edition.
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The last decade has seen an exponential growth in our understanding of the forms, fate and effects of contaminants in sediments. In Australia, as in many parts of the world, sediment quality guidelines are now well established in regulatory frameworks. However, detailed guidance on how to interpret and apply the guidelines is generally limited. It is recognised that additional research is needed to resolve several uncertainties in the science underpinning sediment quality guidelines. In Australia and New Zealand, the approach has been to introduce a tiered assessment framework so that exceedance of the sediment quality guideline value leads to additional studies to confirm or deny the possibility of biological impacts. This approach is outlined in the Australian and New Zealand guidelines for fresh and marine water quality, published in 2000. In 2010, the sediment quality guidelines for Australia and New Zealand were revised (by the editors and an author of the present volume.....
Maturity LevelTRL 9 Actual system "mission proven" through successful mission operations (ground or space)
Best Practice TypeGuide
Spatial CoverageAustralia waters
New Zealand waters
CitationSimpson, S. and Batley, G. (eds) (2016) Sediment quality assessment: a practical guide. Second edition. Clayton, Australia, CSIRO Publishing, 346pp. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.25607/OBP-498
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