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17th October 2018

Water and the circular economy - where is the greatest sustainable economic benefit for resource recovery in the water environment?

This project set out to answer three research questions (i) which resources can be, in principle, recovered or obtained from water in Scotland; (ii) what is the total amount of each resource that is present in, or can be obtained from, different water sources in Scotland, and; (iii) which maximum...
14th September 2018

Developing Scotland's Shellfish Water monitoring programme

This project set out to develop recommendations for delivery of a scientifically robust, efficient and cost-effective sanitary survey programme and environmental monitoring programme to better inform Food Standards Scotland (FSS) and Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) shellfish...
17th April 2018

What evidence does SEPA need to deliver RMBP objectives for 2027 for rural diffuse pollution pressures?

Rural diffuse pollution is the main cause of downgrades to the water quality of Scotland.  The objective for this workshop was to confirm the evidence gaps in our understanding of rural diffuse pollution, which are hindering the delivery of the ambitious RBMP improvement objectives set for...
16th April 2018

Impacts of winter 2015/16 flooding in and around Ballater and in the Garioch: overview of findings from Project Year 1

The purpose of the Assessing the Impacts of Flooding project is to better understand the impacts of flooding upon people and communities and to consider what types of support and advice are needed at different stages of a long term recovery.  Over a 36 month period, the project will advance...
Scotland risk maps for trial parameters
11th December 2017

Design and designation of private water supply risk areas

In Scotland, private water supplies are regulated separately under The Private Water Supplies (Scotland) Regulations 2006. Type A private water supplies are currently sampled on an individual basis; however, changes to the Drinking Water Directive specify criteria for a flexible monitoring program...
22nd November 2017

Scotland's Water Sector Map 2017

In 2015, a review of Scotland’s Water Sector was published by CREW in support of the Scottish Government’s Hydro Nation Strategy. This work reported on the scope and the scale of Scotland’s Water Sector, and how different parts of the sector link together using visual tools in the form of Scotland’...
Field irrigation
3rd October 2017

Developing a foundation for reclaimed water use in Scotland

Water resources in Scotland and across the EU are under increasing stress, especially in areas with intense agriculture. Global climate changes are likely to exacerbate water shortages and cause an increasingly unpredictable supply. Consequently, there is an increasing interest in wastewater...
14th September 2017

Assessing the effectiveness of Scotland’s public flood warning service

Flood Warnings and Flood Alerts have been offered in Scotland since the 1980s and have become a key element of delivering flood resilience as a response to the threats presented by climate change.  High levels of demand have been translated into high levels of customer satisfaction as the...
10th August 2017

Scotland's Coastal Change Assessment

The Coastal Change Assessment creates a shared evidence base to support more sustainable coastal and terrestrial planning decisions in the light of a changing climate. For the first time, all 21000 km of the Scottish shoreline have been analysed to a level of detail never achieved before. The...
30th May 2017

Evaluating the impact of the Scottish Government funded Community Resilience Development Officer Post

The aim of this study was to evaluate the Scottish Government funded Community Resilience Development Officer post at Education Scotland. The evaluation took place to inform the Scottish Government in terms of planning, and funding for, future posts of this kind. The purpose of the post is to help...