Guidance

Water resources and conservation: eco-hydrological requirements of habitats and species

Report on impacts of water abstraction on Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

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Water resources and conservation: assessing the eco-hydrological requirements of habitats and species

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The document aims to provide:

  • up-to-date information on the hydrological needs and sensitivity of ecological features considered to have fresh water resource requirements
  • a framework that can be used to structure and inform associated hydro-ecological assessments of conservation sites using a risk analysis approach based on the source-pathway-receptor concept
  • advice on decision making within the context of multi-functional (in-combination) assessments, together with outline information on the generic issues which may arise
  • information on common methods (or techniques) frequently used to inform hydroecological assessments
  • case examples of assessments
Published 1 June 2007