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A Water Quality Index — Crashing the Psychological Barrier

  • Robert M. Brown
  • Nina I. McClelland
  • Rolf A. Deininger
  • Michael F. O’Connor
Part of the Environmental Science Research book series (ESRH, volume 1)

Abstract

Use of this somewhat bombastic title stems from our desire to draw critical attention to a process of decision making that in practice has been more of an art than a science. At issue is the long standing need for a uniform method for measuring water quality — a “yardstick” with units that are simple, stable, consistent, and reproducible — and an unambiguous method for communicating this information to everyone concerned.

Keywords

Water Quality Biochemical Oxygen Demand Fecal Coliform Water Quality Index Public Water Supply 
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References

  1. 1.
    Brown, R. M., McClelland, N. I., Deininger, R. A., and Tozer, R. G. A Water Quality Index — Do We Dare?, Water and Sewage Works (Oct. 1970); also presented at National Symposium on Data and Instrumentation for Water Quality Management, July 1970.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    O’Connor, M. F. The Application of Multi-Attribute Scaling Procedures to the Development of Indices of Water Quality. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Michigan, 1971.Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Deininger, R. A., and Maciunas, J. J. A Water Quality Index for Public Water Supplies. Report of a research study, University of Michigan, 1971.Google Scholar

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© Plenum Press, New York 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert M. Brown
    • 1
  • Nina I. McClelland
    • 1
  • Rolf A. Deininger
    • 2
  • Michael F. O’Connor
    • 3
  1. 1.National Sanitation FoundationAnn ArborUSA
  2. 2.School of Public HealthUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA
  3. 3.Public Systems Research InstituteUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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