WQM FOCUS stands for the Facilitative Outline for Choosing and Using Sensors.
On the basis of a specific question, problem or target, Benten takes the water utility through a number of essential steps in order to determine whether online water quality monitoring can help solve the issue at hand.
How it works
The FOCUS approach can be used to describe the entire procedure from defining the technical problem or organisational goal, through the selection of suitable monitoring strategies, the installation and implementation of essential equipment, to evaluating the monitoring results.
It provides the end-user with a full overview of what is necessary to successfully install, implement and operate online monitoring equipment, as well as the costs of ownership of online sensors. A one-page overview serves as an executive summary, and each individual step is elaborated in a more extensive report.