FD2119 - ERP2 - Estuary management system - scoping and dissemination

Theme:Strategy and Policy Development
Project status:Completed
Start date:04/09/2006
End date:31/03/2008
  • Modelling,
  • Environmental Protection,
  • Flood and Coastal Defence,
  • Land,
  • Flood Defence
  • HR Wallingford Ltd


The EIAS has been developed and delivered in the form of a web-based resource called the Estuary Guide: www.estuary-guide.net. This provides a readily accessible and comprehensive resource for anyone undertaking work in estuaries and provides help in selecting appropriate methods for evaluating and predicting morphological behaviour. The website provides easy access to outputs from Phases 1 and 2 of the Estuaries Research Programme (ERP). Training was provided in the use of the Estuary Guide and
associated resources arising from the ERP in November 2007. The presentation materials are available for reference from the Estuary Guide website

Summary Objective
To define and specify the components of an enhanced Estuary Impact Assessment System (EIAS)as the means by which results and tools arising from the ERP2 are delivered to users.
To scope out the form of an integrated Estuary Management System (EMS).
To scope out the next generation of estuary modelling tools necessary to delivery the EMS.
To disseminate these via a website and face to face.

Key Customer Objective
To increase the capability in sustainable estuary management.