An attempt is being made in Mexico to develop a water quality monitoring framework that is cost-effective, reliable, accessible, and one that would actually be extensively used by the potential users. The article analyzes the experiences from other developing countries, where the overall usability of the system leaves much to be desired, outlines the essential requirements of a functional monitoring system, critical monitoring issues that should be considered, and the process recommended for developing efficient water quality monitoring in Mexico.
By Asit K. Biswas, Eugenio Barrios Ordoñez and Jesús Garcia Cabrera, 1997. Article published in Water International, Volume 22, Issue 3, pages 179-186. DOI: 10.1080/02508069708686699