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Modelling Water Quality in Rivers – Black Box or White Box?
Join this free, 30-minute webinar. New Zealand rivers offer a range of contact recreation activities. Monitoring of river water quality informs the public of potential health risks posed by contact with water. However, monitoring offers risk information in a retrospective fashion, as results are not always available in near real-time. Therefore, to provide timely information on health risk, it is recommended to develop water quality forecast of the popular sites in the river. Predictive models used for forecasting can be of two types – white box (deterministic based) or black box (regression based). In this webinar, you will hear an overview of both types of modelling approaches and recommendations on their applications.

Topics you will cover:
River water quality
Monitoring – advantages and limitations
Water quality forecasting
Predictive models
Black box modelling approach - advantages and limitations
White box modelling approach - advantages and limitations

The webinar takes place 8 May 2019, 12:00-12:30 NZT.

May 8, 2019 12:00 PM in Auckland, Wellington

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