An advanced technique for water quality assessment

Md Galal Uddin, Stephen Nash, Azizur Rahman, Agnieszka I. Olbert

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• Both human activities and natural processes have caused a
continuous degradation of surface water quality in recent decades.

• In order to reverse this negative trend, many countries have adopted
a range of policies, guidelines and tools to manage surface water
quality and provide more effective water resource management.
Member states of the European Union are obliged to achieve at least
a "good environmental status" of coastal waters, rivers and lakes.

• Here, we present an improved water quality index (WQI) model for
assessment of coastal water quality using Cork Harbour, Ireland, as
the case study. The model involves the usual four: (i) WQI
components – selection of water quality indicators for inclusion, (ii)
sub-indexing of indicator values, (iii) sub-index weighting and (iv)
sub-index aggregation – with improvements to make the approach
more objective and data-driven and less susceptible to eclipsing and
ambiguity errors.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 27 May 2022
EventMaREI 2022 End-of-Life Issues for Onshore Wind Farms Conference - University College Cork, Cork, Ireland
Duration: 27 May 202227 May 2022


ConferenceMaREI 2022 End-of-Life Issues for Onshore Wind Farms Conference
Abbreviated titleEnergy, Climate and Marine
OtherThe conference will begin at 12 noon Irish Summer Time and continue until 5.30 pm, it will be both online and in-person.

The conference will deal with issues around the circular economy, the difficulties of recycling wind turbine components especially the turbine blades and repurposing ideas for blades proposed by the Re-Wind Network. The conference will also look forward to work from the WindValue project which started in March 2022.

The conference will be held in the Environmental Research Institute, Lee Road, Cork T23 XE10 and will be online using Zoom. Register at

The conference has received funding from the National University of Ireland.
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