The work programme was divided into four key tasks, the outputs of which are combined into this R&D Technical Report. The review was conducted via telecommunication with practitioners within the Agency, water utilities and companies, consultancies, research institutes and academic departments, in addition to conducting computer based literature searches. The four tasks or objectives comprised:
- A literature review, to assess the state of technical knowledge concerning surface water and groundwater interactions, and to determine which factual databases are available in England and Wales;
- Identification of ongoing and projected research projects which are relevant to the management of water resources at an integrated, basin-wide level;
- To list and review tools for the management of integrated water resources which are already in use within the Agency;
- To make recommendations for future research requirements for the Agency.