Technical Advisory Paper No. 3: Future Needs in Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment

The role of the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) is to convene every eighteen months to examine in detail a wide range of technical aspects of, and projects for, UN GEMS/Water Programme. The present paper is divided in the following three parts; Part I outlines the global context in which GEMS/Water works, and its roles; Part II Emerging issues and recommended actions; Part III introduces future needs in water quality monitoring and assessment and briefly addresses them.