Friday 10 Mar 2017: The Role of Modelling in Taking Decisions
Tony Warn MBE -
Tony Warn spent his career in the water industry and with environmental regulators. He focused on the principles and discipline needed in calculations that lead to good decisions on protecting river water quality. Such decisions cost billions. His success led to the award of an MBE in 2009.
He wrote the modelling approaches called RQP. He developed his SIMCAT model to apply such approaches to catchments or entire countries and to evaluate the implications of new laws and national policies and actions.
The models have been used and updated for 30-40 years. He is still engaged in getting them to deal with new challenges such as bioavailable metals; new opportunities for of deciding actions on diffuse pollution; and to make use of new ways setting up data.
On Friday he will describe how and why these approaches work; and how they emphasise the importance of science of decision-taking – using correct targets – and always knowing your errors.
Refreshments will be provided for this event.