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Title: Scoping Study For Collaborative R and D Between The Environment Agency And L'agence De L'eau Seine Normandie
Author: M Mouchel (Middlesex University) J
Author: Environment Agency
Document Type: Monograph
Annotation: Environment Agency Project ID:EAPRJOUT_280, Representation ID: 50, Object ID: 1626
The Scoping Study was initiated to investigate some of the approaches relating to catchment water management with~particular reference to Local Agenda 21 and sustainability. There are obvious advantages in collaborative R and D projects which endeavour to. provide for the sustainable amanagement of the water environment. and which facilitate review strategies and implementation and promotion of international scientific research co-operation on water issues forboth SAGES and LEAPsThe establishment of partnerships, exchange of expertise and exploration of long-term:R and D is central to the identification of best current practice and in developing .best preferred .practice applicable at the national level. The promotion-of such R and D projects at the national level would ensure some degree of national.. symmetry in adopted policies. Key features of the scoping study focus on urban conurbations;rural : catchment issues and the implementation of Thames 21 and SDAGE. The ideas for future research : will be reported- to the French. Inter-Agence Research Committee and to Board of the UK Environment Agency. The management of freshwater has been highlighted. as being one. of the major European environmental issues. The -European Environment Agency have stated aPollution trends -are constraining potential. water use but total. water demand is increasing - such trends are not sustainablea (EEA, 1995a). Education has a vital role to play in raising awareness of this and other environmental issues in the community. Three themes and projects have been identified for R and D consideration: (I) (ii) (iii) Wetlands for .Water Quality Improvement Sustainable Management of Urban Runoff. ._ Environmental Education and-Information Theme (I)!has been prioritised by applying criteria ,which include the anticipated demand of local authorities and the regional and national .levels ofthe Environment Agency for the adoption of constructed wetlands as a sustainable method of for pollution control;,.The Role of natural wetlands in the treatment of non-agricultural runoff is a priority theme for LaAgence de .. LaEau Seine Normandie and the Inter-Agence Programme Nationale de Recherche sur les Zones Humides. Key -words: wetlands Agenda -21, best practice, education;. runoff, sustainability, water ;.management, R and D Technical Report W79 1..
Publisher: Environment Agency
Subject Keywords: France; Wetlands; Local agenda 21; Sustainable development; Wetlandsss; Wastewater; Environmental education
Extent: 87
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