CEN - EN 16150
Water quality - Guidance on pro-rata Multi-Habitat sampling of benthic macro-invertebrates from wadeable rivers
|Publication Date:||1 April 2012|
|ICS Code (Examination of biological properties of water):||13.060.70|
This European Standard gives guidance on procedures for the
The pro-rata MHS technique does not replace other techniques, but is rather, alongside other applications, a fundamental requisite of some multi-metric assessment approaches used to evaluate the ecological status of running waters. The method described in this document is one of the possible techniques among the existing pro-rata MHS techniques.
The MHS methodology is based on Rapid Bioassessment Protocols , the procedures of the Environment Agency for England and Wales , the Austrian Guidelines for the Assessment of the Saprobiological Water Quality of Rivers and Streams , the AQEM sampling manual , the AQEM & STAR site protocol , EN 27828, the Austrian Standards M 6232 and M 6119-2 , , the German Standard DIN 38410-1  and the French Standard XP T90-333 .
This European Standard also describes in a detailed manner how
to sample different habitats that might be suitable for sampling
approaches other than Multi-Habitat-Sampli