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Water Quality Modelling

Services offered include technical advice on:

  • Hydrodynamic and water quality process modelling.
  • Sediment transport and morphological modelling.
  • Bathing water compliance for Faecal Indicator Organisms.
  • River, estuarine and coastal water quality.
  • Coastal Reservoir resources for water supply.

Roger has worked extensively on a range of hydro-environmental modelling studies, including modelling water quality, sediment transport and morphological processes, in river, estuarine and coastal waters.

His key activities in this field include:

  1. Continuously developing, refining and applying his computational model DIVAST (Depth Integrated Velocities And Solute Transport) for predicting a range of water quality and sediment transport parameters, based on the US EPA formulations and for cohesive and non-cohesive sediments.
  2. Supporting consulting companies and regulatory stakeholders in mounting and applying models for predicting a range of key water quality indicators, such as: flushing, salinity, temperature, faecal indicator organisms, dissolved oxygen, nitrates and phosphates etc.
  3. Supporting companies and stakeholders in modelling sediment transport fluxes and concentrations, both for cohesive and non-cohesive sediments, and estimating morphological changes associated with long term bathymetric changes.
  4. Contributing to the management of water quality in rivers, estuaries and coastal waters through engagement with water companies and regulatory authorities.
  5. Publishing journal and conference papers and delivering presentations on water quality and sediment transport modelling; and (vii) engaging in TV and media interviews with regard to water quality and sediment transport processes, such as the Severn Barrage hydro-environmental impacts (BBC).
Model predicted faecal coliform levels in Ribble Estuary and along Fylde Coast.
Predicted suspended sediment concentrations in Severn Estuary at Mean Water Level Spring Tide.