FD1401 - Estuary Research Programme Phase I

Theme:Strategy and Policy Development
Project status:Completed
Start date:28/12/1998
End date:27/12/2000
  • Environmental Protection,
  • Land,
  • Modelling,
  • Flood and Coastal Defence,
  • Coastal Defence
  • HR Wallingford Ltd
Summary Objectives:-
To produce a suite of tools for predicting short and long term morphological change in estuaries, taking account of ecological, water quality and anthropogenic factors, based on existing models, methods and data.

Key Customer Purpose:-
To improve the tools used to make predictions of estuarine behaviour which inform the decision making process when considering flood and coastal defence options, taking into account the impacts on estuarine morphology, water/sediment quality, and ecology for short (up to one year) and long (one to 100 years) timescales.