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This method statement describes how to determine the WFD class boundary values for the supporting element phosphorus in lakes.

Publication Date: 
18-April-2016
Advisory Group: 
UKTAG

This method statement provides guidance on the use of the metal bioavailability assessment tool (M-BAT) for practitioners involved in monitoring, assessment and classification using the new EQSbioavailable that have been developed for a number of  metals under the  Water

Publication Date: 
28-July-2014
Advisory Group: 
UKTAG

This method statement describes how to determine the WFD class boundary values for the supporting element phosphorus in rivers. 

Publication Date: 
07-July-2014
Advisory Group: 
UKTAG

A Nickel Bioavailability Tool (NiBAT) has been developed that simplifies the integrated NiBLM (Biotic Ligand Model) but runs in MS Excel.  It requires data input for site-specific dissolved organic carbon, pH and calcium.

Publication Date: 
10-April-2014
Advisory Group: 
UKTAG

Setting appropriate environmental standards for metals is particularly challenging because the proportion of metal in the water environment that is bound up in forms that do not pose a risk of toxic effects on water animals and plants varies.

Publication Date: 
01-September-2013
Advisory Group: 
UKTAG

A Manganese Bioavailability Tool has been developed that simplifies the integrated Biotic Ligand Model but runs in MS Excel.  It requires data input for site-specific dissolved organic carbon, pH and calcium.

Publication Date: 
01-May-2012
Advisory Group: 
UKTAG

A Copper Bioavailability Tool has been developed that simplifies the integrated Biotic Ligand Model but runs in MS Excel.

Publication Date: 
01-May-2012
Advisory Group: 
UKTAG

The regulation of metals in the aquatic environment through the use of environmental quality standards (EQSs) presents a challenge to environmental regulators.

Publication Date: 
01-February-2009
Advisory Group: 
UKTAG

By accounting for bioavailability in assessing metal compliance against an EQS, it is possible to provide the most environmentally and ecologically relevant metric of metal risk.

Publication Date: 
01-February-2009
Advisory Group: 
UKTAG