SEPA Building New River Quality Models in Scotland

September 29, 2013 Categories: Latest News

At the end of September WRc trained a Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) team in how to build river quality models for Scotland and convert them for use in SAGIS SIMCAT, the source apportionment tool developed by WRc for UK Water Industry Research (UKWIR) with funding from SEPA, the Environment Agency and Natural Resources Wales. 

SEPA are responsible for regulating, managing and planning catchments - wetlands, streams, rivers, lochs and coastal waters that are used by wildlife, agriculture, industry and tourists - and by modelling these catchments they will be able to better protect and improve the aquatic environment. 

The two-day interactive and practical course enabled delegates to use SIMCAT software tools to develop, apply and maintain SIMCAT models, convert the databases to SAGIS format and use SAGIS to run the model, produce and interpret results. This current training builds upon WRc’s support of SEPA’s SIMCAT activities on-going since 2011 and facilitated through UKWIR which has produced SAGIS models for catchments including the urban Glasgow catchment (River Clyde, the River Dee and River Forth catchments.

For further information contact Sarah Clist on 01793 865018 or

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