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Research article - Peer-reviewed, 2019

Long-term Data from the Swedish National Environmental Monitoring Program of Pesticides in Surface Waters

Boye, K.; Lindstrom, B.; Bostrom, G.; Kreuger, J.

Abstract

Environmental monitoring is essential for assessing the impact of human activities on the environment. Monitoring data are used to ascertain that environmental standards are met, to inform policy making, to determine trends, and to provide parameterization data for prediction models. The design of monitoring programs depends on what is being monitored, for what purpose, and available resources. Here we describe the strategy and design of the Swedish environmental monitoring program for chemical pesticides in surface waters and provide data generated within this program since 2002 (www.slu.se/en/pesticide_monitoring). We include examples of how the data can be used for toxicity assessments, trend analyses, and comparison between sampling strategies. Our goal is to increase awareness of this dataset and provide detailed information about the data so that it may be incorporated into meta-analytical research, comparison studies, model validation, and other scientific efforts.

Keywords

environmental monitoring; monitoring data; surface waters; Sweden; chemical pesticides; long-term sampling

Published in

Journal of Environmental Quality
2019, volume: 48, number: 4, pages: 1109-1119

Authors' information

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment
Kreuger, Jenny
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment

Associated SLU-program

Non-toxic environment
SLU Network Plant Protection

Sustainable Development Goals

SDG12 Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

UKÄ Subject classification

Environmental Sciences related to Agriculture and Land-use

Publication Identifiers

DOI: https://doi.org/10.2134/jeq2019.02.0056

URI (permanent link to this page)

https://res.slu.se/id/publ/101038