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Monitoring Plastics in Rivers and Lakes: Guidelines for the Harmonization of Methodologies - Technical Summary for Policy Makers

dc.contributorScience Divisionen_US
dc.contributor.authorUnited Nations Environment Programmeen_US
dc.contributor.otherWendt-Potthoff, Katrinen_US
dc.contributor.otherAvellán, Tamaraen_US
dc.contributor.othervan Emmerik, Timen_US
dc.contributor.otherHamester, Meikeen_US
dc.contributor.otherKirschke, Sabrinaen_US
dc.contributor.otherKitover, Danielleen_US
dc.contributor.otherSchmidt, Christianen_US
dc.contributor.otherSmith, Johnen_US
dc.contributor.otherKremer, Hartwigen_US
dc.contributor.otherAkrofi, Joanaen_US
dc.contributor.otherUusimaa, Kaisaen_US
dc.contributor.otherSalyani, Anhamen_US
dc.contributor.otherSavelli-Soderberg, Heidien_US
dc.coverage.spatialGlobalen_US
dc.date.accessioned2021-04-08T09:47:37Z
dc.date.available2021-04-08T09:47:37Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.urihttps://wedocs.unep.org/20.500.11822/35834
dc.descriptionThe purpose of this report is to provide guidelines for the assessment of plastic contamination, from macro- to microplastics, in freshwater environments. It provides the most current procedures for monitoring and analysing plastic content in rivers, lakes, reservoirs and water/wastewater treatment plants. Recommendations have been developed reflecting stakeholder inputs from a series of workshops, which revealed that developing and developed countries face similar challenges with the implementation of monitoring programmes for plastics in freshwater environments. However, the type and intensity of hurdles to be overcome in setting up monitoring programmes may differ in different countries. The guidelines are designed to assist in the timely development and implementation of freshwater plastic monitoring programmes, tailored to the different starting conditions in the different countries.en_US
dc.formatTexten_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.rightsPublicen_US
dc.subjectPLASTICSen_US
dc.subjectFRESHWATER ECOSYSTEMSen_US
dc.subjectPLASTIC POLLUTIONen_US
dc.subjectPOLLUTIONen_US
dc.subjectMARINE ENVIRONMENTen_US
dc.subjectENVIRONMENTAL MONITORINGen_US
dc.subjectSAMPLINGen_US
dc.subjectRIVERSen_US
dc.subjectLAKESen_US
dc.subjectRESERVOIRSen_US
dc.subjectLAKESen_US
dc.subjectDRINKING WATERen_US
dc.subjectWASTEWATERen_US
dc.subjectBIOTAen_US
dc.subjectCHEMICALSen_US
dc.subjectPOLYMERSen_US
dc.subjectPOLLUTANTSen_US
dc.subjectMETADATAen_US
dc.titleMonitoring Plastics in Rivers and Lakes: Guidelines for the Harmonization of Methodologies - Technical Summary for Policy Makersen_US
dc.typeBriefs, Summaries, Policies and Strategiesen_US
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 3 - Good Health and Well-beingen_US
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitationen_US
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 14 - Life Below Wateren_US
wd.topicsChemicals & wasteen_US
wd.topicsEcosystems and biodiversityen_US
wd.topicsOceans & seasen_US
wd.identifier.pagesnumber28 p.en_US


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