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Water Science & Technology Vol 16 No 5-7 pp 69–82 © IWA Publishing 1984

Costs and Benefits of Estuarine and Coastal Pollution Control

D. G. M. Roberts* and P. G. Holmes**

Senior Partner*, Senior Biologist**, John Taylor & Sons, Consulting Engineers, Artillery House, Artillery Row, Westminster, London SWIP IRY, U.K.


The background to estuarine and coastal water pollution control is described and the various costs and benefits associated with improvement measures are examined. Comparative costs associated with different engineering solutions are considered with reference to particular examples.

Keywords: Water quality criteria; pollution control; public health engineering; industrial waste; municipal sewage disposal, costs.

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