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dc.contributor.advisorThompson, Dixon A. R.
dc.contributor.authorDigel, Mark
dc.date.accessioned2005-08-05T16:56:18Z
dc.date.available2005-08-05T16:56:18Z
dc.date.issued1992
dc.identifier.citationDigel, M. (1992). Application of water quality simulation models in river basin planning (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/17277en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/31187
dc.descriptionBibliography: p. 126-141en
dc.description.abstractDifferent approaches for using water quality simulation models in river basin planning are presented. It is argued that adopting an interactive role for simulation modelling in river basin planning would improve the way that models are utilized and could help bridge the gap between planning and implementation. With an interactive approach, modelling is used as a tool for developing river basin plans rather than simply as a tool for evaluating them. An evaluation of the South Saskatchewan River Basin Planning Programme (SSRBPP) concluded that the overall approach used was not amenable to finding solutions to water quality problems or to the effective use of water quality simulation models. The water quality model used (WQRRS) was too complex a tool to be integrated into the scenario development process. Instead WQRRS was restricted to a passive evaluation and was not part of the scenario development phase. The current approach to developing and implementing river basin plans in Alberta is not amenable to an interactive modelling approach. A simple interactive model application for the Bow River demonstrated the utility of the interactive modelling approach. The Stochastic River Quality Model (SRQM) is relatively simple to use and was effective for rapidly predicting the effects of different planning options. The SRQM modelling revealed that resolution of dissolved oxygen (DO) problems for the Bow River is limited by the inadequacy of fixed DO objectives and by an incomplete understanding of the relationship between aquatic plant densities and fish populations.
dc.format.extentviii, 142 leaves ; ill. ; 30 cm.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.titleApplication of water quality simulation models in river basin planning
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.facultyEnvironmental Design
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/17277
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Environmental Design
thesis.degree.nameMEDes
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
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ucalgary.thesis.accessionTheses Collection 58.002:Box 815 520535241


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University of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.