After completing this topic you should be able to:

1.1. Monitoring schedule is read or heard, and confirmed with senior personnel.
1.2. Stock behaviour, routine water quality and environmental parameters to be monitored are identified.
1.3. Non-routine water quality and environmental parameters to be measured are identified.
1.4. Equipment requirements for water quality and environmental monitoring are determined, checked for availability and serviceability, and readied for use.
1.5. Repairs and calibrations are made.
1.6. Options for mechanisation or automation of process or activity are determined, including the use of specialised contract services.
1.7.Staff undertaking routine monitoring are briefed on responsibilities according to monitoring schedule