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In Situ Contaminated Sediment - WT1501

Description
Defra is seeking to understand the risks that in situ contaminated sediments pose to sensitive receptors (e.g. aquatic ecology and human health) and the impacts that these risks may have on the way that water bodies are managed. The project¡¦s overall aim was therefore to provide a sound evidence base that can underpin the development of tools to help Defra, the Environment Agency and other bodies engaged in the regulation and protection of water quality make evidence-based decisions to address the risks associated with in situ contaminated sediment.
Objective
The aim of this project was to build upon the existing evidence base, drawing together information on the freshwater environment to complement that already gathered for marine waters, in order to review and assess the risk posed by contaminated sediments. Once the risk was qualitatively identified, the project proposed to then identify practical and cost effective mitigation measures that could be applied, when needed, as part of a national risk assessment and management approach. This project encompassed both freshwater and marine sediments in England and extended to one nautical mile off-shore (the marine boundary of regulation under the EU Water Framework Directive in England).
Project Documents
• ANX - Annex : W1A Final Report - Appendices   (1924k)
• INT - Technical Report - Interim Product : WP3A Final Report   (2972k)
• INT - Technical Report - Interim Product : WP4A Final Report   (1030k)
• IR - Interim Report : WP1A Final Report   (2840k)
• OTH - Other : WP2A - Final Memo   (807k)
• TRP - Technical Report : WP1B Final Report   (776k)
• TRP - Technical Report : WP1C Final Report   (1002k)
• TRP - Technical Report : WP2B Final Report   (851k)
• TRP - Technical Report : WT1501FINAL   (2266k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2013

To: 2016

Cost: £212,718
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Royal Haskoning
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