Why environmental monitoring is crucial
As a planet, earth provides its human population with an abundance of resources to ensure our survival. But the more we exploit and take these resources for granted as we expand our populations, build new cities, utilise more energy and further develop industries, the greater the risk to our long-term sustainability.
Environmental monitoring serves a vital role in helping control factors that can be detrimental to our health and the environment. By accurately measuring air quality, pollutants, emissions, noise and vibration levels and water standards, we can provide decision makers with precise insights, allowing them and individuals to change behaviours and mitigate risks.
Despite our growing awareness of a growing list of environmental issues, from ozone depletion and global warming to water salination and toxic waste, water and air pollution, monitoring is more important than ever.
Monitoring is also the gateway to academic and scientific research that expands our field of knowledge, reveals trends and changes our communal understanding of our environment. Ultimately, environmental monitoring is the most succinct and efficient way to find and implement the right balance between progress and preservation.