In England and Wales the placing of effluent discharge consents within a statistical framework has led to the development of a new hybrid type of river quality model. Such catchment scale consent models have a stochastic component for the generation of model inputs and a deterministic component to route them through the river system. This paper reviews and compares the existing approaches for consent modelling used by various Water Authorities. A number of possible future developments are suggested including the potential need for a national approach to the review and setting of long term consents.
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Research Article| August 01 1989
River Quality Models for Consent Setting in England and Wales
C. P. Crockett;
R. W. Crabtree;
Water Sci Technol (1989) 21 (8-9): 1015–1024.
C. P. Crockett, R. W. Crabtree, I. D. Cluckie; River Quality Models for Consent Setting in England and Wales. Water Sci Technol 1 August 1989; 21 (8-9): 1015–1024. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.1989.0303
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