Forum for Science, Industry and Business

Sponsored by:     3M 
Search our Site:

 

Sleaford groups consulted on water use futures

01.11.2004


Representatives of civic groups and local council members have been invited to a meeting on Monday 1st November to discuss how they see land and water uses in the Slea catchment changing in the future. The meeting is being organised by Sleaford Development Group at the Solo Club, Seaford and will brief those attending about a study investigating ways to manage nitrate pollution of groundwater.



The study, being carried out in collaboration with the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia at Norwich, is part of a three year project named Water4All involving international partnerships with Denmark, the Netherlands, Germany and the UK Environment Agency.

All four partner countries face problems arising from nitrate pollution of groundwater. The Water4All partners are investigating different ways in which land use changes may help to tackle this issue. Transnational seminars and traineeships are being organised to learn from each other’s experience and share best practice.


The Slea catchment area has been chosen for study in the UK because of the relatively high ground and surface water nitrate levels, the availability of monitoring data and because land use in the area is typical of much of lowland England. At present, the UEA project team is constructing a computer model of land use and water flows in the area and holding a number of meetings like this one at Sleaford with interested parties, including farmers and land managers, planners and nature conservation organisations.

Dr Andrew Lovett of UEA said “It is really important to have the participation of these various interest groups. Their insights will be developed into a number of land use scenarios and our computer model will be used to assess the consequences for nitrate levels in groundwater and the associated river system. The results from this exercise will identify the types of changes needed to ensure that nitrate levels remain within acceptable limits and we will then hold further discussions to examine the practicalities of achieving such an outcome.”

At the end of the Water4All project a handbook will be produced to help planners and land managers in affected areas incorporate practical measures for groundwater protection into their decision making. The study is funded by the Interreg IIIB North Sea Region Programme and other European partners are Aalborg Municipality (Denmark), Provincie Drenthe (the Netherlands), and Bezirksregierung Weser-Ems (Germany).

Cathy Young | alfa
Further information:
http://www.uea.ac.uk

More articles from Ecology, The Environment and Conservation:

nachricht Dispersal of Fish Eggs by Water Birds – Just a Myth?
19.02.2018 | Universität Basel

nachricht Removing fossil fuel subsidies will not reduce CO2 emissions as much as hoped
08.02.2018 | International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

All articles from Ecology, The Environment and Conservation >>>

The most recent press releases about innovation >>>

Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: LZH showcases laser material processing of tomorrow at the LASYS 2018

At the LASYS 2018, from June 5th to 7th, the Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH) will be showcasing processes for the laser material processing of tomorrow in hall 4 at stand 4E75. With blown bomb shells the LZH will present first results of a research project on civil security.

At this year's LASYS, the LZH will exhibit light-based processes such as cutting, welding, ablation and structuring as well as additive manufacturing for...

Im Focus: Self-illuminating pixels for a new display generation

There are videos on the internet that can make one marvel at technology. For example, a smartphone is casually bent around the arm or a thin-film display is rolled in all directions and with almost every diameter. From the user's point of view, this looks fantastic. From a professional point of view, however, the question arises: Is that already possible?

At Display Week 2018, scientists from the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP will be demonstrating today’s technological possibilities and...

Im Focus: Explanation for puzzling quantum oscillations has been found

So-called quantum many-body scars allow quantum systems to stay out of equilibrium much longer, explaining experiment | Study published in Nature Physics

Recently, researchers from Harvard and MIT succeeded in trapping a record 53 atoms and individually controlling their quantum state, realizing what is called a...

Im Focus: Dozens of binaries from Milky Way's globular clusters could be detectable by LISA

Next-generation gravitational wave detector in space will complement LIGO on Earth

The historic first detection of gravitational waves from colliding black holes far outside our galaxy opened a new window to understanding the universe. A...

Im Focus: Entangled atoms shine in unison

A team led by Austrian experimental physicist Rainer Blatt has succeeded in characterizing the quantum entanglement of two spatially separated atoms by observing their light emission. This fundamental demonstration could lead to the development of highly sensitive optical gradiometers for the precise measurement of the gravitational field or the earth's magnetic field.

The age of quantum technology has long been heralded. Decades of research into the quantum world have led to the development of methods that make it possible...

All Focus news of the innovation-report >>>

Anzeige

Anzeige

VideoLinks
Industry & Economy
Event News

Save the date: Forum European Neuroscience – 07-11 July 2018 in Berlin, Germany

02.05.2018 | Event News

Invitation to the upcoming "Current Topics in Bioinformatics: Big Data in Genomics and Medicine"

13.04.2018 | Event News

Unique scope of UV LED technologies and applications presented in Berlin: ICULTA-2018

12.04.2018 | Event News

 
Latest News

Designer cells: artificial enzyme can activate a gene switch

22.05.2018 | Life Sciences

PR of MCC: Carbon removal from atmosphere unavoidable for 1.5 degree target

22.05.2018 | Earth Sciences

Achema 2018: New camera system monitors distillation and helps save energy

22.05.2018 | Trade Fair News

VideoLinks
Science & Research
Overview of more VideoLinks >>>