Environmental Monitoring in the Age of Information Technology: Why Aren't We Doing More?

Oral Presentation

Prepared by R. Coss
Orange County Sanitation District, 10844 Ellis Avenue, Orange County Sanitation District, Laboratory, California, Fountain Valley, United States

Contact Information: rcoss@ocsd.com; 714-593-7508


The Orange County Sanitation District has an extensive environmental monitoring program and several innovative technologies have been used with great success, yet we still meet our compliance requirements the way we did thirty or more years ago. This begs the question: If we have better tools why don't we use them to meet our compliance requirements. This presentation will address some of the issues and impediments to using newer and faster tools to meet compliance criteria.