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Four Major River

We provide scientific support for water environment policies to preserve water quality and aquatic ecosystems of the four major rivers.

  • Promoting investigative research projects on environmental issues in watersheds towards healthier water environments
  • Monitoring water quality and sediment at the national level to support climate change policies
  • Measuring mainstream and tributary flows to maintain total maximum daily load (TMDL)
  • Detecting and tracking radioactive materials in public waters to improve management for safer water environments
  • Taking preventive measures to improve water quality through the development of algal bloom alarm and water quality forecasting systems
  • Monitoring the aquatic ecosystems of weirs in the four major rivers
  • Monitoring and tracking norovirus in drinking water in vulnerable areas during periods of drought
  • Operating the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) GEMS/Water Program to produce data describing the national water quality
  • Engaging in detailed investigation and research on non-point pollutants and watersheds
  • Providing support during water pollution incidents and issues related to the water environment
※ More details can be found in the Annual Reports.
National Institute of Environmental Research, Hwangyong-ro 42, Seogu. Incheon. Republic of Korea (Zipcode 22689)
TEL 82-32-560-7114 FAX 82-32-568-2033