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Sustainable IUWM WP1.1 & 1.2
Scenario Planning & indicators selection. Gathering and collating all applicable spatial data for the development and testing of the IUWM and sustainability assessment models. Initial production of a prototype systems analysis model using part of Birmingham for the initial trial. Integration of concepts derived from the evaluation of Birmingham with the overarching programme of modeling under 1.1 and 1.2
Stormwater Management WP2.3
Collection and analysis of ecological and hydrological experimental data from the extensive green roofs; evaluation of options for stormwater storage and use below ground (ASR), updating of the Birmingham Groundwater Model to permit testing of the impacts of modified recharge patterns on groundwater levels, construction of the initial stormwater GIS mapping and analysis application for assessing alternative stormwater management strategies. Develop a training package to be adopted for Extensive Green Roof implementation.
Safe Water Reuse WP3.2
Collection of viral data from Birmingham boreholes to examine the occurrence of human viral populations in groundwater and their relationship to sewer leakage. Implementation of viral migration experiments for the purpose of quantifying viral hazards for aquifer storage recovery from injection of viral populations with treated effluent.
Use of Natural Systems WP5.3
Undertake a suite of field experiments to determine the extent to which natural attenuation NA) of contaminants at the interface between groundwater and surface water is dependent on the hydraulic regime with the express aim of developing guidance on the use of this NA contribution in pollutant risk assessments. Development of a training package for the assessment and quantification of NA processes in urban rivers for risk assessment calculations.
Governance and Regulation WP6.1 & 6.2
Undertake development of a report on the organization of the Birmingham institutional and governance arrangements to underpin the assessment of options for change