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James Hutton Institute's Hydro Nation consultation response

The consultation sought comments on the Scottish Government's proposals for a Water Resources Bill. This consultation builds on the previous "Building a Hydro Nation" consultation in 2011. Proposals for a Water Resources Bill are set out in the context of the wider Hydro Nation agenda, and comments...

CREWs NEWs Oct-Dec 2012

The October-December 2012 edition of CREWs NEWs is now available. Find out about CREW events, projects, contract opportunities and competitions as well as news and events from the wider water sector. If you have any comments about CREWs NEWs or would like to advertise an upcoming event please get...

Natural Flood Management - The farmer's view

A new sustainable approach to flood risk management which utilises land management has been brought to the forefront of policy making in Scotland through a policy chain including the EU Water Framework Directive 2000, the Water Environment and Water Services (Scotland) Act 2003, the EU Floods...

Evaluating CREW Year 2: Full Report

The Evaluating Science Policy Practice Interface (ESPPI) Project aims to assess how far CREW is meeting its original three objectives, and to make recommendations to the CREW Facilitation Team (CFT) and the CREW Steering Group (CSG) for future improvements. This report is based on the views of...

Assessing impact of research on policy: a literature review

This review provides insights into how to evaluate the impact made by knowledge created by CREW activities and whether such impact leads to improved environmental, social and economic outcomes via evidence-based water management.   It is widely recognised that impact is more likely to occur when...

Evaluating Knowledge Exchange; A Review

This review brings together literature relevant to evaluating projects and programmes that aim to enhance knowledge exchange (KE) between researchers, policy makers and other stakeholders (i.e. anyone with a ‘stake’ in a process or problem). The review aids the development of evaluation procedures...

Evaluating CREW Review of Good Practice

This review of good practice in evaluating science-policy-practice knowledge exchange was carried out at the start of the project to inform the approach of ESPPI-CREW in year 1 of CREW operation.

Evaluating CREW Year 1 Reports

Scotland’s centre of expertise connecting water research and policy (CREW) delivers objective and robust research and professional opinion to support the development and implementation of water policy in Scotland. Although the importance of demand-driven science to support policy and practice is...

Scotland's water sector: An overview

Scotland’s water sector has undergone significant changes over the past half century. Building upon foundation legislation including the Sewerage (Scotland) Act 1968, Water (Scotland) Act 1980, Water Industry (Scotland) Act 2002, Water Environment and Water Services (Scotland) Act 2003, and the...

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