Small Stream Risk Scoring

Training Aim: 

To provide basic skills, knowledge and an overview for Local Authority personnel and others engaged in Small Streams Risk Score (SSRS).


Attendance Certificate & Inclusion on SSRS; Intercalibration register on submission of successful QC; samples (The EPA include a requirement for SSRS on many licences; It is also included in the new catchments investigative assessment approach)

Applicable Regulation: 

The Water Framework Directive CEN standard:EN; 27828:1994 - Guidance on hand net sampling of benthic; macroinvertebrates; EN 16150:2012 Water quality-Guidance on pro rata; multi-habitat sampling of benthic macro-invertebrates from; wadeable rivers; Irish Statute SI 277 of 2016 (European Union Environmental Objectives (Standards for Monitoring of Quality Elements) Regulations 2016)

Expiry Period: 

5 Years

Renewal Method: 

Update Course Only

Primary Target Grade: 

Environmental scientists and technicians

Other Grades applicable: 

Engineer; Supervisor

Course Documentation: 

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