In 1990, provisional water quality objectives for Burrard Inlet were set to protect aquatic life, wildlife and primary-contact recreation. These objectives were developed in response to the Greater Vancouver Regional District (GVRD) initiating the preparation of a liquid waste management plan in 1985. The provisional objectives were set to protect the most sensitive designated water use while also consideringambient water quality, aquatic life, waste discharges and socio-economic factors (Nijman and Swain 1990). As sub-basins in Burrard Inlet have different uses and sources of contamination, objectives were developed for each sub-basin (Figure 1). Research and literature reviews conducted for the objectives development found that pollution had impacted water, sediment and biota in Burrard Inlet (Nijman and Swain 1990). Since 1990, monitoring programs and special studies of Burrard Inlet have been conducted by various agencies, institutions andindustries. Burrard Inlet has been the subject of these multiple
Sutherland, Diane. 2002. Water Quality Objectives Attainment Monitoring in Burrard Inlet in 2002: Summary Report. BC Ministry of Water Land and Air Protection
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