Published in 1992, this book concentrates on recent developments, applications and aspects relating to numerical hydraulic models for predicting flow and water quality parameters in coastal, estuarine and river waters and river systems. The various chapters cover a range of different types of models and discuss the role of such numerical models for environmental impact assessment studies. The book is based on papers presented by leading experts in the field at a symposium held on 13 November 1991, organized by the Tyne and Humber Branch of the Institution of Water and Environmental Management. It covers the latest developments in modelling techniques and approaches and also the concepts of water quality modelling as required and seen from the viewpoints of regulatory agencies such as the NRA, consulting engineers and specialist modelling laboratories such as HR Wallingford and WRc. As well as an up-to-date review, it provides an understanding of the problems relating to water quality modelling, and the scope and requirements for using water quality models in the water industry. Readership includes practising engineers and scientists in the water industry, including consulting engineers, water companies and the NRA and other government departments, university and polytechnic libraries, staff and students and all other members of the water engineering profession.
Contents: Foreword by K. Guiver, President, IWEM; Water quality modelling: An overview of requirements, R.J. Pentreath; Parallel processes in hydrology and water quality: Objective inference from hydrological data, Peter C. Young; The role of models in environmental impact assessment, Paul Whitehead; Modelling river water quality and impact from sewers and storm sewer overflows, Anders Malmgren-Hansen and Hanne K. Bach; Research developments of flow and water quality modelling in coastal and estuarine waters, Roger A. Falconer; Hydrodynamic and physical considerations for water quality modelling, Mrs J. M. Maskell; Water quality aspects of estuary modelling, J.I. Baird and K. Whitelaw; Mathematical models and engineering design, Graham Thompson.
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