New version of sediment quality assessment tool developed to streamline analyses

Posted November 19, 2019
Managers receive training at SCCWRP in October on how to use a pair of sediment quality assessment frameworks developed by SCCWRP and its partners to evaluate the impacts of sediment contamination. Researchers have developed a new, interactive web version of the Human Health SQO Assssment Tool.

SCCWRP has developed a new, interactive web version of a web tool to assist environmental managers in assessing the human health impacts of contaminated sediment at a particular site.

The Human Health SQO Assssment Tool, unveiled at a two-day user training workshop in October, represents a significant improvement over the original, Excel-based tool, which needed to be installed on individual computers.

Developed using the R programming language, the new Sediment Quality Assessment (SQO) tool automates data uploads, model runs and downloading of results.

October’s SQO training workshop was the latest in a series of workshops hosted by SCCWRP and the State Water Board to teach managers how to use a pair of sediment quality assessment frameworks developed by SCCWRP to assess the impacts of sediment contamination.


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