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Water, Health and Well-being

This project, carried out between April 2011 and December 2012, contributed to our understanding by raising stakeholder awareness of the state of knowledge of the role of water in relation to well-being (e.g. a cause of stress, or a factor influencing psychological restoration); collating the state...

CATCH-II

Fully integrated catchment management planning Catchment Advice Template and Exchange II (CATCH-II). This project established a common understanding of the activities and objectives of integrated catchment management (ICM) projects and policy-makers/implementers in Scotland. It used the knowledge...

Coastal Flooding

The project carried out between April 2011 and August 2012 contributes to our understanding of coastal flooding in Scotland. A practitioners' guidance document was produced as part of the project. The purpose of this guidance is to provide the most up-to-date knowledge and information relating to...
1st April 2011

Diffuse Pollution Management

The project, carried out between April 2011 and August 2012, contributes to the understanding of the effectiveness of measures to mitigate diffuse pollution on the priority catchments and the diffuse pollution monitored catchments (DPMCs). The work was carried out by a team from the James Hutton...

River functioning and resilience - The Scottish Rivers Handbook

The project raises awareness of fundamental concepts in fluvial geomorphology and its importance in determining the habitat that river ecosystems rely on and its role in natural flood management (NFM). The work also aimed to promote best practice for managing and restoring the geomorphology of...

Natural Flood Management Knowledge Systems

The project contributes to the baseline knowledge related to natural flood management (NFM). It seeks to provide evidence for and support implementation of the Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009. The project was completed by a team from JHI and Heriot Watt University.

Evaluating CREW

The aim of CREW is to increase the networks between researchers, policy makers and practitioners; skills and capacity of researchers to share knowledge; and impact of knowledge generated. The Evaluating Science, Policy, Practice Interfaces (ESPPI) project undertakes evaluation of CREW on a yearly...
Cow in field

To what extent could water quality be improved by reducing the phosphorus content in animal feed?

Background Phosphorus is responsible for widespread water quality problems in Scotland. Animal feed (imported feed fed to commercial livestock) is known to contribute to this issue. Measures to reduce the phosphorus content of animal feed in Northern Ireland have reportedly helped to combat this...
 crew epidemeology

The epidemiology and disease burden potential relating to private supplies in Scotland

This project seeks to develop an understanding of the epidemiology and disease burden contribution of private supplies on the public health of the populations (indigenous and transient) exposed to the drinking water supplies. The output is expected to inform future regulation and public health...
1st June 2015

Community Pilots

Rural communities face particular challenges for access to affordable energy, treatment and disposal of waste and the provision of drinking water supplies. This area of work aims to help achieve the SRC vision by working with community groups to explore the issues around the provision of private...

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