Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Introduction to Water Quality Modelling Software

Duration: 0.5 day

Delivery: In-person or Online (self-paced + 30min mentoring)

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Course details

This course provides an introduction to water quality modelling, focusing on Monte Carlo simulation as well as use of the Environment Agency’s software River Quality Planning Tool and MPER (metals bioavailability) Tool, for water industry professionals and those involved in discharge permitting and compliance.

Duration: 0.5 day

Delivery: In-person or Online (self-paced + 30min mentoring)

Donna Murray

Donna is a C.WEM and C.Sci with over 20 years' experience in river and estuary modelling work. As a Water Quality Modeller and Trainer within the Catchment Management team at WRc, Donna has provided training courses on Water Quality Science, Modelling and RQP / MPER software, Water Resources and the Urban Pollution Management (UPM) procedure.

Course overview

This course provides delegates with an introduction to water quality modelling (focusing on Monte Carlo simulation, permitting and simplified modelling) supporting those using the River Quality Planning System (Environment Agency software).

Leaners can expect to gain an increased understanding of the need for modelling, background to the modelling framework, the influence of data frequency and sampling error, and the uses and benefits of water quality models, as well as some of their limitations.

    Who can benefit?

    Participants may be drawn from any area of business or service where the statistical analysis of water quality affects their decision making. For example, water industry and water regulators, agricultural and manufacturing industries (especially those with permitted discharge into rivers), environmental consultants and those completing water impact assessments.

    Examples of roles which this course relates to can include water quality planners and modellers, catchment managers, water quality scientists, data analysts, regulatory compliance managers, and permitting officers.

    Training outline

    Course delivery provides an engaging learning experience through presentations, exercises, and demonstrations through example catchments and case studies. Content includes:

    • An overview of water quality modelling;
    • Statistical theory of Monte Carlo simulation;
    • Model limitations, the importance of good data and the process of calibration;
    • Examples of model applications;
    • Hands on use of the Environment Agency’s software River Quality Planning Tool and MPER (metals bioavailability) Tool.

    Our in-person delivery option also includes guided discussions, allowing the opportunity to share relevant perspectives with fellow course attendees. If you are interested in the in-person version of this course as an individual or as a team, please contact us via the form at the bottom of this page.

    Our flexible delivery option via our online learning platform allows participants to complete the above modules at their own pace and around their own schedules (equivalent to 0.5 days learning). It also includes the exclusive opportunity for a 30-minute 1-1 mentoring session (online video or audio call) in English with this course's dedicated Technical Specialist. This is a great opportunity for participants to reflect on what they have learned, ask any questions, and benefit from an individual discussion with a WRc expert at a time that suits (within normal UK working hours).

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      Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

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      Our flexible delivery option allows participants to complete modules at their own pace, and includes a 30-minute 1-1 mentoring call with this course's technical specialist.

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