(Quantifying Uncertainty in Integrated Catchment Studies)

QUICS is an EU funded Project through FP7 Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN) and coordinated by the University of Sheffield. The overall aim of QUICS is to apply uncertainty to water quality models. This means all possible elements (parameters, measurement data,...) which can affect the result of a catchment model, are included in the analysis. For example, an incorrect measurement from rainfall data may unexpectedly have an important influence on the model output. During this project, existing statistical methods, which calculate the uncertainty on the result, will be assessed. In the long run Quics wants to develop a user-friendly method which can easily be integrated to the existing models. As an associate partner, Aquafin is involved in the training of some PHD students who will work on uncertainty analysis of available models.