In this post, we take a closer look at our Water Resources science area, which is led by Dr David Boorman. In this area our research embraces ecology and hydrology, water quality and water quantity.
|CEH research activity in Water Resources includes long-term observation of|
Outputs page of the #Windermere Science project has been updated incl latest presentations & papers http://t.co/hLWBPOj2aC @CEHScienceNews
— Windermere Science (@WinSci) November 8, 2013
Research activity includes the development and deployment of novel monitoring techniques to quantify extremes, dynamics and fluxes of water, associated chemicals, biota and sediment, as well as assessing threats of pollution to the aquatic environment and human health.
Defining ecologically relevant water quality targets for lakes in Europe http://t.co/kl7U2ktP62 @JAppliedEcology #openaccess
— CEH Paper Alerts (@CEHPaperAlerts) March 26, 2014
We maintain nationally important datasets and make these available for further research.
River flows in the UK Dec 2013 to Feb 2014. More info in latest hydrological summary http://t.co/v9OcRdxbC8 pic.twitter.com/olRrkwedTo
— CEH Science News (@CEHScienceNews) March 17, 2014
Water resources serve the competing and often conflicting requirements of agriculture, industry, households, power generation, navigation, flood protection and recreation. They must be allocated and used in a sustainable and equitable way whilst maintaining biodiversity and ecosystem services.
Future research objectives for CEH include understanding and representing in models the pressures, processes and fluxes that control the availability, distribution and quality of water resources nationally and globally. We also provide the evidence required to facilitate the management of water resources and provide the evidence base for policy development.
Hydrological information & science from @CEHScienceNews & colleagues in other institutes/agencies - more detail http://t.co/Ez05t2Dsx0
— CEH Science News (@CEHScienceNews) February 14, 2014
Record breakers? Climate change, statistics & the recent UK floods – latest @CEHScienceNews blog post http://t.co/rYUfa5soeP
— CEH Science News (@CEHScienceNews) February 10, 2014
Current work includes establishing delivery of the first operational Hydrological Outlook service for the UK; integrating web-based delivery of UK flood data into the National River Flow Archive; launching a real-time service describing soil moisture across the UK, and establishing a national inventory of lake assets and a global lake observatory based on Earth observation.
Hydrological Outlook UK partnership led by @CEHScienceNews, with @BritGeoSurvey @metoffice @EnvAgency http://t.co/zTx2Zib9lY
— CEH Science News (@CEHScienceNews) November 13, 2013
Wild and windy day on Derwent Water carrying out CEH #longtermdata collection #lakes #freshwater pic.twitter.com/Wx1GZTsAo4
— Ellie Mackay (@DrEllie_Mackay) March 20, 2014
For more details of these and other research objectives in our Water Resources science area, please see our Science Area Summary [PDF].
CEH Science Strategy 2014-2019
Staff page of Dr David Boorman, Water Resources Science Area Lead