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Title: MAT scoring and weighting system for water quality improvements : final version 1999
Author: Environment Agency
Document Type: Monograph
This note presents the multi-attribute based methodology which has been used by the Environment Agency in assessing the benefits of surface water quality improvements as part of the third Periodic Review. The impetus behind the development of this methodology was the need for water quality planners within the Agency to assess the relative costs and benefits of all schemes being proposed for discretionary expenditure as part of AMP3. This requirement stems from the Environment Act 1995, which placed a duty upon the Agency to consider the wider costs and benefits of its actions. This duty, however, is not prescriptive in nature, allowing the Agency to determine the most appropriate approach for taking such costs and benefits into account.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 1999
Publication Place: Bristol
Subject Keywords: Surface waterWater qualityPollution controlMonitoring techniquesMethods
Extent: 48; + appendices
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