Workshop On Verification Of Water Quality Models

Thomann, Robert V.
Barnwell, Thomas O. Jr.
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency sponsored a "National Workshop on the Verification of Water Quality Models" to evaluate the state-of-the-art of water quality modeling and make specific recommendations for the direction of future modeling efforts. Participants represented a broad cross-section of practitioners of water quality modeling in sections of government, academia, industry and private practice. The issues discussed during this workshop, which was held in West Point, N.Y., on 7-9 March 1979, were models in decision making, model data bases, modeling framework and software validation, model parameter estimation, model verification and models as projection tools. These issues were discussed by workshop participants who were organized into small groups, each of which discussed the state of the art of a specific branch of water quality modeling. Groups were divided into areas of wasteload generation, transport, salinity-TDS, dissolved oxygen-temperature, bacteria-virus, eutrophication and hazardous substances. Workshop findings were summarized by committee reporters and are presented in state-of-the-art reports. Workshop participants also presented basic issue reports and technical support papers, all of which are included in this document. This report was submitted,in partial fulfillment of Contract No. 68-01-3872 by Hydroscience, Inc., under the sponsorship of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This report covers the period from September 1979 to December 1979, and work was completed as of December 1979.
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