Skip to content

Projects

13th July 2017

Developing Scotland’s Shellfish Water monitoring programme

Good quality water in shellfish production areas is essential to ensuring a good quality product which is safe for human consumption. The shellfish industry in Scotland helps support fragile remote rural economic communities and also has significant potential for growth, actively supported by...
Farmfields
9th August 2017

Factoring Ecological Significance of Sources into Phosphorus Source Apportionment Phase 2

Models describing the relative contributions of phosphorus (P) from different sources to water bodies (source apportionment) are key tools in determining priorities for mitigation strategies within the River Basin Management Planning process under the Water Framework Directive (WFD). Previous...
Cows in pasture near estuary
1st November 2012

Factoring Ecological Significance of Sources into Phosphorus Source Apportionment

Models describing the relative contributions of phosphorus (P) from different sources to water bodies (source apportionment) are key tools in determining priorities for mitigation strategies within the River Basin Management Planning process under the Water Framework Directive (WFD). SEPA have made...
21st November 2016

Assessing the impacts of flooding on people and communities

We have recently witnessed some of the worst flooding in living memory in Scotland. We know from previous research (2007 Werritty et al) that the impacts on people’s lives can be devastating and long term. It is essential that we understand these impacts better and consider what types of support...
1st September 2016

Assessing the effectiveness of Scotland’s public flood warning service

As Scotland’s flood warning authority under the Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009, and in undertaking Civil Contingencies Act 2004 Category 1 duties, SEPA produced a Flood Warning Strategy (2012-16) to help deliver a strategic vision of the flood warning service. Specifically the service...

Value of water resources

The overall aim of this project is to examine the literature and evidence related to value of water resources to inform the implementation of the duty in the Bill. It must examine the value  of water resources in a Scottish context both in quantitative and qualitative terms.

Innovations in aquatic monitoring

SEPA have requested a review highlighting examples of monitoring where personal monitors have the potential to be, or currently are, being used for aquatic monitoring. The review should take into account technologies which can be used by field/technical staff and members of the public as part of...

Inspiring Aquatic Monitoring - A review of innovative approaches to monitoring the aquatic environment

This project carried out an international review of monitoring networks to identify and summarise innovative approaches to inform monitoring under the water Framework Directive. SEPA said "As we review our monitoring networks to support the second cycle of the River Basin Management Plan, it's very...
16th June 2016

A review of current practice in the provision of water and wastewater services by private developers

Small water and wastewater systems installed by private developers are a common feature across rural Scotland.   Private developers have two options for service provision: 1. Connect to existing public services at a cost to them 2. Build private systems and operate and/or seek a vesting agreement...

Reviewing techniques for monitoring fine sediments

Freshwater pearl mussels are critically endangered in Europe, with many of the largest remaining populations in Scotland.  A number of studies in Europe have monitored fine sediment, or its effects, in relation to freshwater pearl mussel populations.  As a result, fine sediment is recognised as one...

Pages