Systematic Evidence Review to support Abstraction Reform - June 2015

As part of an evidence gathering exercise ahead of Abstraction Reform, the Environment Agency have recently contracted a consortium of consultants, led by CEH to carry out a systematic evidence review to collate and summarise investigations into the effect and impact of artificial alteration of flow on the ecology in British rivers.

To ensure that we are taking into account the most up to date evidence currently available, we are seeking any unpublished reports or studies that may have been undertaken that include an element of ecological appraisal / study of ecological data to determine the impact of artificial flow alteration on river ecology. 

If you do have any relevant information that you would be willing to share please could you send a copy to Katie Ridge at katie.ridge@environment-agency.gov.uk by 22nd June 2015.

Further information is available here.

The outputs from this project will be combined with other work to feed into the Water Framework Directive UK Technical Advisory Group (WFD UKTAG).