The primary purpose of the Agricultural Water Quality Index (AWQI) is to provide the agricultural community with a practical technical method for conducting cost-effective water quality assessments of rivers and streams in agroecosystems. The protocols presented have been derived from extensive literature review and the results of field research in agroecosystems performed during the summer of 1997 by the authors of this index. This assessment tool is not intended to replace those already in use by state agencies or to be used without regional modifications.
Water Quality -- Measurement, Assessment Tool
Cooper, Jeffrey; Rediske, Richard; Northup, Melvin; Thogerson, Mark; and Van Denend, Jonathan, "AGRICULTURAL WATER QUALITY INDEX" (1998). Scientific Technical Reports. Paper 11.