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The information in this text is a technical summary of the work undertaken in the EU FP6 project AquaTerra (Project 
number GOCE505428), which ran from April 2005 until March 2009. The aim of this technical summary is to provide a
concise account of the range and nature of the work undertaken in the project relating to the subject of METHODS developed
and used within the project, in particular contaminated sediments, diffuse pollution and hydrology. The intention
is to make the work of AquaTerra more accessible to stakeholders for whom the information could be of value. This
document should be read with a view to following up the work it describes in more detail through the specific project
deliverables, which if publically available can be downloaded from the main project website:
Alternatively, a catalogue of relevant scientific publications related to this subject can be viewed at

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The wide range of scientific investigation undertaken in AquaTerra has required the development and trial of a 
range of methods and techniques in the field, the laboratory and in software. Many of these methods have an element
of novelty in them, either in terms of the design of the technique, its deployment, or the substances monitored or
analysed. This Technical Summary provides an outline of the methods of particular interest, divided into three
categories; sampling methods, analytical methods and modelling methods. The work described is largely drawn
from the MONITOR, HYDRO, COMPUTE and BIOGEOCHEM sub projects of AquaTerra; the methods developed have been applied
in the major AquaTerra study basins, namely the Meuse, Ebro, Danube and Elbe. Note that this summary focuses on the
methods themselves; more information on the results gained using these methods can be found in the Technical Summaries
for the AquaTerra river basins or specific topics.

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