Research Institutions (Page 2)
Phytoplankton Classification Tool(Phase 2)Foundation for Water Research | 12 Feb 2008
The Environment Agency and SNIFFER have commissioned Phase 2 of this R & D project to develop the method to classify the ecological status of lakes on the basis of phytoplankton.
Radioactive Substances Act 1993and Qualified ExpertsFoundation for Water Research | 12 Feb 2008
The research carried out to support this report, and in particular the inputs and views gained from a series of stakeholder workshops, support a recommendation that the environmental regulators should formalise the current system of determining the competency requirements for compliance with Radioactive Substances Act Authorisations and Registrations.
Dose Implications of very low-level Radioactive Waste`DisposalFoundation for Water Research | 29 Jan 2008
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), the Environment and Heritage Service of Northern Ireland (EHS), and the Environment Agency for England and Wales (EA) are responsible for the regulation of radioactive waste disposal in the UK.
Climate Change Tools for Local AuthoritiesFoundation for Water Research | 29 Jan 2008
Local authorities in Scotland are taking action in support of Scotlands Climate Change Declaration which contains commitments associated with reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to the impacts of climate change
WETLAND HYDROGEOMORPHICCLASSIFICATION FOR SCOTLANDFoundation for Water Research | 29 Jan 2008
The EU Water Framework Directive (WFD), through its translation into Scots Law by the Water Environment and Water Services (Scotland) Act 2003 (WEWS) introduces a series of new wetland related duties for SEPA, and it has been recognised that an inventory of water body dependent wetlands will be an important first step in meeting these requirements
Standards for Recreational WaterQualityFoundation for Water Research | 09 Jan 2008
Bathing water has been recognised as carrying potential risks for decades. These risks, other than physical risks such as drowning, mostly arise as a consequence of the pollution of recreational water with micro-organisms that are present in faeces.
Environmental Legislation andHuman Health – Guidance for Assessing RiskFoundation for Water Research | 23 Nov 2007
This guidance aims to raise the awareness of the need to protect human health and presents a simple risk assessment methodology that could be applied to address some of the specific gaps in the current guidance documents identified in the initial stages of this project as reported in SNIFFER (2007)1.
REVISION AND TESTING OF BMWPSCORESFoundation for Water Research | 22 Jun 2007
The regulatory authorities have used Biological Monitoring Working Party (BMWP) scores as part of their river invertebrate status classification system for some time.
Measurement and Modelling of Emissions from Three Composting SitesFoundation for Water Research | 22 Jun 2007
The focus of this project is on improving regulatory risk assessments. Ongoing research has improved the quality of source term data used in regulatory risk assessments and this study aimed to improve modelling of bioaerosols downwind of composting facilities, by examining the influences on variability of emissions.
THE LONG TERM MIGRATION OFSUBSTANCES FROM IN-SITU APPLIED EPOXY RESIN COATINGSFoundation for Water Research | 22 Jun 2007
Trials of epoxy resin relining for the rehabilitation of water mains in the UK started in the late 1970s and by the late 1990s epoxy lining had become the most popular nonstructural rehabilitation method. Currently five manufacturers hold approvals for epoxy resins for the in-situ lining of water mains.
RIVPACS Database & WFD ScreeningFoundation for Water Research | 06 Apr 2007
RIVPACS is a model that predicts the freshwater macroinvertebrate fauna expected to occur at a site in the absence of pollution. The four current RIVPACS models are based on 835 reference sites from streams and rivers through the United Kingdom.