About the book
The book aims to collect the state of the art of techniques and technologies for monitoring lentic and lotic environments so important for the ecological role they perform.
The knowledge relating to the chemical, physical and biological characteristics of the still or slow-moving waters - the so-called "lentic environments": lakes, swamps, ponds - but also fresh and salty waters, are to be deepened. Contributions related to their interaction with lotic waters - streams, rivers - will also be well appreciated. All those elements useful to represent the quality of these environments will be considered and treated also in relation to the ecological role they play.
Studies based on observations made and aimed at forecasting transformations (understood as the evolution of environments over time) will be collected. We also want to collect contributions relating to the influence of the surrounding environment such as those due to human disturbance or even to causes of natural origin. In addition, also studies relating to the management of inland waters and related indicators to identify the more common problems of pollution. Finally, we also want to collect contributions relating to best practices (the most significant experiences, procedures, actions, or in any case those that have allowed the best results to be obtained in relation to the conservation of these environments) through intelligent, low-cost systems.