Researchers uses Cork Harbour in developing new model to assess surface water quality

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University of Galway, in collaboration with Charles Sturt University in Australia, have used artificial intelligence and data mining on Cork Harbour to revise a water quality index (WQI).

Surface water quality poses significant environmental, sociological, and economic risks in many parts of the world and the new model can benefit individuals and a range of government and non-government agencies.

The research was conducted by University of Galway PhD researcher’ Md Galal Uddin, under the supervision of Dr Indie Olbert, leader of the University’s EcoHydroInformatics Research Group, and Dr Stephen Nash, in collaboration with the research team of Professor Azizur Rahman from Charles Sturt University, Australia.

Using complex mathematical algorithms, the team developed a simple water quality tool that can be used to assess the level of pollution in waters. The proposed model is simple to use and does not require extensive knowledge of chemistry, biology nor statistics, as opposed to other models. 

Period12 Sep 2022

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  • TitleResearchers uses Cork Harbour in developing new model to assess surface water quality
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletUniversity of Galway News
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryIreland
    Date12/09/22
    DescriptionUniversity of Galway, in collaboration with Charles Sturt University in Australia, have used artificial intelligence and data mining on Cork Harbour to revise a water quality index (WQI).

    Surface water quality poses significant environmental, sociological, and economic risks in many parts of the world and the new model can benefit individuals and a range of government and non-government agencies.

    The research was conducted by University of Galway PhD researcher’ Md Galal Uddin, under the supervision of Dr Indie Olbert, leader of the University’s EcoHydroInformatics Research Group, and Dr Stephen Nash, in collaboration with the research team of Professor Azizur Rahman from Charles Sturt University, Australia.

    Using complex mathematical algorithms, the team developed a simple water quality tool that can be used to assess the level of pollution in waters. The proposed model is simple to use and does not require extensive knowledge of chemistry, biology nor statistics, as opposed to other models.
    URLhttps://www.universityofgalway.ie/about-us/news-and-events/news-archive/2022/september/researchers-uses-cork-harbour-in-developing-new-model-to-assess-surface-water-quality.html
    PersonsAzizur Rahman

Keywords

  • water quality
  • Cork Harbour
  • mathematical algorithms
  • uncertainty
  • Environmental protection agency