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Title: The available resource methodology : a framework for assessing water resources and abstraction availability : final report
Author: Environment Agency - National Groundwater and Contaminated Land Centre
Document Type: Monograph
This brief report summarises the Available Resource Methodology (ARM) which has been developed for the Environment Agency to provide a consistent Framework within which the water resources balance and sustainability o f abstraction from an area can be assessed. The Framework is intended to provide a consistent basis for countrywide comparison whilst retaining the flexibility to permit optimum use of local understanding and experience. It has grown and broadened out of earlier R and D work to establish the available resources or reliable yield of groundwater dominated units, and recent trials suggest that it now also works well on surface water dominated catchments. Section 2 presents an overview o f the Framework and what it is intended to achieve. Section 3 outlines the main steps within it and discusses the issues and appropriate approaches which might be relevant to each. Other optional elements which can provide useful supplementary insight into the water resources balance are described in Section 4. Section 5 summarises the trial applications and development of the Framework and indicates where further guidance on its implementation and on related approaches can be found. Finally, Section 6 indicates the further consultation required, both within and beyond the Agency, to review the appropriateness of the ARM as a widely applicable Framework.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 2000
Publication Place: Bristol
Subject Keywords: Water resourcesWater abstractionWater availabilityMethodologyConsultation
Geographic Keywords: EnglandWales
Extent: 9; + figures
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