Research and analysis

Review of eutrophication: related research and development

A synopsis of recently completed, ongoing and proposed eutrophication related research and development.



This report is the result of work undertaken by WRc and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology to review eutrophication-related research and development and to make recommendations on areas of priority research that should be considered by the Environment Agency. The principal objectives of the work were:

  • To review completed, ongoing and proposed eutrophication R&D reports;
  • To identify areas requiring future R&D investment and to develop a cost-benefit framework to prioritise these areas in terms of the Agency’s business needs over a five year horizon;
  • To investigate the relevance of European and non-European eutrophication-related research and development to the Environment Agency;
  • To identify potential areas for collaborative research nationally and internationally.