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Title: Environment Agency User Manual for Available Resource Methodology (ARM) Spreadsheets
Author: National Groundwater and Contaminated Land Centre
Document Type: Monograph
This User Manual describes the spreadsheets which have been developed to provide optional support for the strategic assessment of water resources according to the Available Resource Methodology (ARM) Framework. The ARM has been developed with the Environment Agency to provide a Framework within which the water resources balance and sustainability of abstraction from an area can be assessed and presented. For most areas the ARM Framework provides a consistent format for resource assessment and countrywide comparison which optimises local knowledge and experience and can accommodate a variety of technical approaches (as already used by Agency staff), from first approximations to more sophisticated regional models. After providing a brief overview of the ARM Framework the User Manual offers step-by-step guidance for anyone using the spreadsheets developed to facilitate its implementation. Worked examples for two trial areas are also presented and discussed.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 2000
Publication Place: Bristol
Subject Keywords: Water resourcesAssessmentMethodology
Extent: 64; + appendices
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