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Title: Making Information Available for Integrated Catchment Management
Author: Paul Hulme
Author: Felicity Miller
Author: Michelle Walker
Author: Neil Webster
Author: Russell Smith
Author: Environment Agency
Document Type: Monograph
Annotation: Environment Agency Project ID:EAPRJOUT_1580, Representation ID: 555, Object ID: 2724
The long-term aim of this work is to identify ways to support the development of programmes of measures (PoMs) using a ‘whole catchment’ approach within river basin management. However, to do this for all aspects of water management in a catchment was beyond the scope of this project. Instead we focused on diffuse pollution, which the Water Framework Directive (WFD) has identified as a major issue in the Frome-Piddle and in many rural catchments in the UK. The work is planned over several phases and this project covers Phase 1. The cost of collecting data related to the management of diffuse rural pollutants for the two catchments on this project was about £25,000. If this is typical, the cost of making the data that we already hold available to the local teams across the country who are implementing the Water Framework Directive will be considerable. Good metadata is essential to derive the maximum benefit from the data held. Few of the 150 datasets collected in 2007 had any metadata associated with them. This is likely to result in duplication of effort as several users collect the same metadata. But if metadata is recorded at the same time as the collection of the original data, the effort is minimal compared to creating it later.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Subject Keywords: Geographical information systemsSedimentsNitratesCatchment managementPhosphatesMetadataRiversLakesCanalsCatchment Management Plans
Extent: 114
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