Action B1. To create a replicable and transferable on-line decision support Tool for Water Managers and Policy Makers, using the ecosystem services model, to use when deciding options to improve storm water quality draining from urban areas.
The DST will use a series of step procedures to support water quality (WQ) improvement in urban areas for use by WQ/Policy Managers and therefore, the software will be a combination of the type that are common to most PC users, e.g. MS Excel, MS Word ensuring the tool has wide and easy use. The data used in the DST will be varied including WQ standards, contamination data, costs and weighting metrics for social and environmental benefits