Best Practice for Sediment Management for Reservoirs and River Impoundments

Price: £250  

Sediment management is important to water companies for operational reasons, but also to balance ecological concerns and allow regulatory compliance around these issues. Impounding structures, including those associated with water company activities, commonly alter sediment supply dynamics, which can lead to degradation of operational efficiency of assets. Sediment is a fundamental component of natural fluvial processes and impacts to sediment dynamics can have significant negative consequences for the geomorphology and ecology of a river and its anthropogenic uses.

The research has increased understanding of sediment management issues faced by the water industry and reviewed current UK guidance and regulations with respect to sediment management. Examples of good practice sediment management at impounding structures have been collated into  a comprehensive sediment management manual which consists of step-by-step guidance and 50 evidence sheets covering diverse topics from sourcing sediment for re-introduction to dealing with unforeseen problems.



UKWIR Reference :- 19/RG/06/5Published Date :- 13/11/2019
Retail Price (£) :- 250ISBN :- 978-1-84057-881-2


Supporting Material and Reports

 19/RG/06/5 CD