This paper attempts to take a fresh look across a whole range of aspects and disciplines to set out a possible attempt to review all the criteria and methods published previously, and it does not present a set of criteria that can be used off the shelf. It is, as the title suggests, a suggested framework that can be developed, improved and built on. The paper sets out a framework for selecting and applying criteria, with a suggested outline of the indicators and metrics that can be used to measure them, grouped under seven headings: ecological, geochemical, engineering/geotechnical, hydrological, economic, cultural and social and community.
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