Review of River Water Quality Modeling Software Tools

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Ng, A. W. M and Perera, B. J. C (2005) Review of River Water Quality Modeling Software Tools. In: Water Encyclopedia. Keeley, Jack, Lehr, Janet and Kingery, Thomas B, eds. Wiley, New York, pp. 325-331.


River water quality has generally declined due to many human activities. In order to prevent or to control the degradation of river water quality, an appropriate management strategies must be considered. To manage river water quality in the most effective and efficient way, the cause and effect relationship of the river system must be identified. This can be done with a river water quality modelling tool. Many of these modelling tools are generic and are available in the public domain at no cost. However, it is necessary to review available river water quality software modelling tools, so that the most appropriate tool can be selected for the specific application. This paper will concentrate on the review of river water quality modelling tool. Then a case study on the selection of a suitable tool for the development of a river water quality model for Yarra River, Australia will be discussed. Based on the investigation, QUAL2E was identified as the most suitable software for the development of a Yarra River water quality model.

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Item type Book Section
DOI 10.1002/047147844X.wq622
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ISBN 9780471478447
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 0502 Environmental Science and Management
Historical > FOR Classification > 0905 Civil Engineering
Current > Division/Research > College of Science and Engineering
Keywords public domain river water quality models, river water quality modelling, water quality modelling software tools, steady state, QUAL2E
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