Environmental monitoring programme on water quality 2010

Water has an overwhelming impact on all aspects of Kerala's life. Being one of the most densely populated states, a balanced use of water, without jeopardizing long-term sustainability is imperative. Monitoring qualitative changes and identifying factors leading to such changes thus becomes extremely important. Science and technology plays an important role in this helping to generate information and to identify the measures to be adopted to address the problem. It is in this context that the study on `environmental monitoring programme on water quality' has been initiated adopting river basin as a unit for study.