Monitoring
Periodic or continuous surveillance or testing to determine 
the level of compliance with statutory requirements and/or
pollutant levels in groundwater, water, soils or fauna
and flora.
Screening and monitoring tools are a prerequisite to measure 
and control physical and chemical soil degradation. However,
the strategy needed to identify and quantity adverse effects
and trends at different scales is for many situations still
an open question.
Any policy, management strategy or other measure to control
diffuse soil and water pollution can only be successful
in the long run, if the state of the pollution is monitored
and trends of future development are detected at an early
stage. This information is necessary to 1) target measures
effectively and 2) control the success of the interventions.

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