This is the programme for the user group meeting which takes place on 18th Oct 2016 at CIWEM Venue, 106-109 Saffron Hill, London EC1N 8QS.
The aim of the meeting is to bring together the different users of SCIMAP to share their experiences, learn from each other and to see the new developments that are […]
Linda Pope, Environment Agency
The Water Framework Directive requires the Environment Agency assesses the ecological status of all waterbodies, determine the pressures which are causing waterbodies to not achieve good ecological status and put in place actions plans to mitigate these pressures.
Diffuse pollution from agriculture causes approximately 30% of catchments to fail to […]
Ashar Aftab, Durham University
This interdisciplinary research combines recent advances in science and innovative economic incentives to develop forward-looking and practically implementable spatially targeted policies to regulate agricultural externalities. The substantial efficiency savings from spatial targeting offers a rare ‘win-win-win’ for regulators, farm businesses and the environment. Present regulation does not discriminate at a sufficiently […]
Magda Bieroza , Lancaster University
Lancaster University is developing further and integrating the risks from fine sediment, phosphorus and nitrogen losses from catchments using the SCIMAP approach pioneered by Durham and Lancaster Universities. We aim to develop a risk-based catchment screening tool to locate the nutrient pollution hot-spots within the catchments: locations that produce increased […]
Alistair Maltby, Director North, The Rivers Trust
The earliest principles of the rivers trust movement were based on managing catchments as watersheds, and the twelve principles of the ecosystems approach. In the agricultural dominated landscapes of our rural rivers, this has lead to delivery of work often summarised in an offhand way as; “look after […]
John M Douglass, Environment Agency.
A good SCIMAP-sediment model will identify probable critical source areas of fine sediment within a catchment at a field scale. It does this by estimating relative erodability of soils and estimating hydrological connectivity across a high resolution DEM. However, land management practice often varies at a scale finer than the […]
Shore, M. 1,2, Melland, A.R.1, Murphy, P.N.C.1, Jordan, P.3, Mellander P-E.1, Mechan, S.1, Shine, O.1, and Shortle, G.1.
1: Agricultural Catchments Programme, Teagasc, Johnstown Castle, Wexford, Ireland
2: School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, University College Dublin, Dublin 4, Ireland
3: School of Environmental Sciences, University of Ulster, Coleraine, N. Ireland
Identifying hydrological connectivity […]
Nick Paling, Westcountry Rivers Trust.
If we can determine which pressures are exerting negative impacts on the water quality in our aquatic ecosystems and identify their sources in a catchment, then we can develop a programme of tailored and targeted interventions to remove these sources and disconnect their pollution pathways.
For many point sources of […]
David Higgins, Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust
The Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust has been using SCIMAP to target investigations for at least five years. Many of the restoration works carried out have been directed by the model. Wetlands, gill planting and wood pasture have been implemented based on the outputs in combination with walkover surveys. The Ripon Mulit-Objective Project utilised […]
10:40 Diffuse Pollution, the Water Framework Directive and SCIMAP – an Environment Agency View.
Linda Pope, Environment Agency
11:00 [Cancelled] Using SCIMAP with other Water Quality models for Water Framework Directive investigations.
- Predicting diffuse microbial pollution risk across catchments: The performance of SCIMAP and recommendations for future development
- Extending SCIMAP to predict E. coli delivery risk to surface waters
- my.SCIMAP Training for Trent Rivers Trust by CaBA Support
- New SCIMAP paper on fine sediment in the River Esk, North Yorkshire, UK
- my.SCIMAP problems
- A New Era of Targeted Reforestation for Diffuse Pollution Risk Reduction using SCIMAP and UAV Technology to Determine the Spatial Distribution of Diffuse Pollution Risk in Lake Rawa Pening, Central Java, Indonesia – SCIMAP-UGM16