WRc Newsletter August 2019

August 27, 2019 Categories: Latest News


WRc appointed by the Environment Agency to review methods for calculating ‘Fair Share’

The Environment Agency applies the Polluter Pays Principle in water quality planning through the Fair Share approach. The approach is embedded throughout the Agency’s measure development for River Basin Management Plans including that for protected areas such as those designated under Habitats Directive. As part of a forthcoming review of options for calculating Fair Share that may be considered beyond PR19, WRc has been appointed to review the relative merits of 3 methods for calculating sector contributions.

WRc appointed by STW to assess the water quality impact of its wastewater network upgrading in Stroud

STW have commissioned WRc to undertake a water quality assessment of its proposed engineering solutions to alleviate flooding within Stroud. STW need to demonstrate to the EA that their proposed options will not cause deterioration of the river quality in the River Frome. WRc are using their SIMPOL ICM integrated catchment model to fully represent the urban and rural impacts on the receiving water to support this assessment.

WRc analysis reveals  water quality benefits of  Catchment Sensitive Farming

The Catchment Sensitive Farming (CSF) Project is a flagship advice scheme in England designed to tackle water pollution from agriculture. With a variety of voluntary and grant-funded measures implemented on farms across the country in order to reduce run-off of pollutants including nitrate, phosphate, sediment and pesticides, measuring the effectiveness of  this work is vital so that the CSF Project can be adapted  and targeted to achieve maximum impact.

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WRc Academy - dates released

WRc Academy is the latest offering to facilitate expert knowledge transfer for all areas within the water sector. Courses can be attended by individuals or larger courses can be arranged for your location.


Courses include

Data Analytics using R,
Water Quality Statistics and Modelling,
Urban Pollution Management
SIMCAT Modelling
Foundations of Water Quality and Environment


For details on all courses and dates please follow the link below.

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