Easy to use data management system
Many organisations invest a great deal of time and effort in collecting water quality data. The collected data may be stored in many different ways, ranging from Excel spreadsheets through to complex relational databases. However, it is often difficult to access the required information without the assistance of a database expert.
Water Quality Analyser has been developed to provide a simple interface to any text-formatted database, making it easy to access and scrutinise the required water quality data. It also enhances the ability to effectively share data within and between organisations.
Easily compare your data against relevant guidelines
Water Quality Analyser allows users to search the database for relevant guidelines, and then tests actual time series data against the guidelines. It builds on default guideline values from ANZECC and ARMCANZ as well as some state-specific values (for example, Queensland Water Quality Guidelines 2006).
Brings together key water quality information
Water Quality Analyser brings together a collection of analytical and statistical tools, databases, a knowledge base, electronic documents (such as water quality guidelines) and a decision support system, it includes:
Data Management Module – a versatile time series data management utility designed for data access, validation, processing, transformation, visualisation and reporting
Trend Tool – for detecting water quality trends and statistical testing for changes and randomness in water quality and other time series data
Guideline Tool – calculates locally relevant water quality guideline values, stores guideline values in a searchable database for later recall and tests new datasets against guideline values to provide a statistically sound indication of the health of a site
Loads Tool – presents a variety of methods for estimating pollutant loads in streams, time series of flow data or limited concentration values for both long-term and single events and includes a function to calculate event mean concentration (EMC) values.
eGuide – access to common water quality guideline documents in a fully searchable electronic format