Hydrology and the Water Framework Directive in Ireland

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Title: Hydrology and the Water Framework Directive in Ireland
Authors: Bruen, Michael
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/3087
Date: 2009
Abstract: The Water Framework Directive has been the catalyst for a considerable amount of data collection, analysis and research covering a wide range of physical and biological characteristics and involving a wide range of scientific, social and management related disciplines. This paper starts with a short description of the discipline of hydrology and then identifies the main hydrological aspects of work for the WFD and notes their ecological significance. Some idea is given of the range of organisations and disciplines involved in the work and of the links between them. Of particular significance is the degree of cooperation between River Basin Districts in setting up working groups for special studies, avoiding overlaps in research.
Funding Details: Other funder
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Royal Irish Academy
Journal: Biology and Environment
Volume: 109B
Issue: 3
Start page: 207
End page: 220
Copyright (published version): Royal Irish Academy
Keywords: HydrologyWater framework directiveIrelandWater quality
Subject LCSH: Water Framework Directive
Hydrology
Water quality--Ireland
DOI: 10.3318/BIOE.2009.109.3.207
Other versions: http://dx.doi.org/10.3318/BIOE.2009.109.3.207
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Centre for Water Resources Research Collection
Urban Institute Ireland Research Collection
Critical Infrastructure Group Research Collection
Civil Engineering Research Collection

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