Modeling fate and transport of contaminants in coastal watersheds
Track: Water Resources
Authors: Chris Breed, Bown Du
Due to population growth, inflows to the Texas coast are projected to be increasingly dominated by effluent discharges. We modify the Soil and Water Assessment Tool to apply as a routing analysis to examine the occurrence, exposure and risks of contaminants of emerging concern in coastal ecosystems. We compare field observations with model outputs to understand the opportunities of applying GIS simulations to fate and transport questions in watersheds experiencing rapid population growth.