Project #1302

Biotic Ligand Model User's Guide and Reference Model for Copper

HDR, Inc.
Water Quality
Source & Receiving Waters


This tool allows users to develop site-specific water quality criteria that protects aquatic life, yet reflects receiving water characteristics, using readily available data. The model could help those with copper in their discharge save tens of thousands of dollars over current testing methods. Published by WERF. 2004.

As of February 2020, the web tool is no longer available.

Originally funded as WERF project 99-ECO-1-3T.