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Title: River corridor strategic overview feasibility study : a report to the National Rivers Authority
Author: F.H. Dawson
Author: G.H. Griffiths
Author: R.M.K. Saunders
Document Type: Monograph
The National Rivers Authority (NRA) has recognised the need for a more strategic approach to the classification and assessment of rivers with respect to conservation value and enhancement potential. A feasibility study into this strategic overview approach is therefore an essential pre-requisite to any policy considerations which will shape future NRA strategy in this field and may necessarily involve significant capital expenditure. An assessment of the feasibility of a strategic overview of rivers in England and Wales was the main objective of this particular study. Full terms of reference are given in Appendix 2, but the specific objectives were to identify the advantages and disadvantages of the options available by establishing: i the type, extent and sources of available information; ii the methods required for interpretation and classification; iii staff resources and expertise required; iv benefits and links with other NRA core and support functions and external organisations particularly in terms of catchment management planning; v possibilities of collaboration with external organisations; vi timescales involved; vii estimated costs and viii database and data handling requirements.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1992
Publication Place: Bristol
Subject Keywords: StrategiesRiversRiver corridor surveysMethodologyRemote sensingSatellite observationGeographical information systems
Geographic Keywords: EnglandWales
Extent: 62; + appendices
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