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Incorporating climate change in river typologies for the Water Framework Directive (WFD)

Reviewes a number of different approaches for including climate change in existing geomorphological, hydrological and ecological typologies of rivers.

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Researchers at Newcastle and Lancaster Universities have reviewed a number of different approaches for including climate change in existing geomorphological, hydrological and ecological typologies of rivers. This review offers new understanding about links between these three elements, necessary for implementing the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD). The report covers the application of the most promising of these approaches to a case study on the River Eden, along with assessing potential changes in habitat availability under different climate change scenarios.