It is known and generally accepted that monitoring and assessment of the ecological status of a running water cannot be performed without biological elements. This paper presents some considerations about biological monitoring and biological methods, describing some relevant indices which are used in the European Community. The advantages and the disadvantages of such indices are considered towards their integration into water management policies. These aspects are studied for the characteristic aquatic ecosystems of the Olt River which is affected by anthropic impacts — pollution and hydropower dams.
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- Monitoring and Assessment of Biological Status of a Watercourse Towards an Integrated Approach to Water Management
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