Operational monitoring

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Terms & Synonyms

Official WHO Definition

The act of conducting a planned sequence of observations or measurements of control parameters to assess whether a control measure is operating within design specifications (e.g. for wastewater treatment turbidity) (WHO 2006).

Other Definitions


Interpretations and Explanations

Emphasis is given to monitoring parameters that can be measured quickly and easily and that can indicate if a process is functioning properly. Operational monitoring data should help managers to make corrections that can prevent hazard break-through (WHO 2006).


WHO (2006) Guidelines for the safe use of wastewater, excreta and greywater

WHO Lexicon page (translations and examples)

See also

External Resources


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