Managing Catchments and Coasts
Effective catchment management requires an integrated approach to balancing the needs of many interests across river headwaters to the estuaries and coasts. Managing water quantity and quality is central to sustaining a variety of ecological and societal needs, including how we use our landscapes to provide food, places to live and renewable energy. Research in the Managing Catchments and Coasts Theme translates scientific knowledge into solutions across local to national scales for the potentially conflicting demands on our water resources. We seek to identify opportunities for multiple benefits for land, water and people that are cost-effective and resilient to future changes in climate, land use and policy. This is achieved by working in partnership with scientists, policymakers, industry and communities to maximise the available solutions.
Managing Catchments and Coasts Theme Leader: Marc Stutter
Dr Marc Stutter, Managing Catchments and Coasts Theme Leader tells us why water is so important and how the research being conducted at the James Hutton Institute will help secure its future for all of us.
- CREW, the Centre of Expertise for Waters
- Flood risk and community resilience to flooding
- Water and food security
- National waters inventory Scotland
- Tighter nutrient cycles
- Future scenarios for water management
- Ecosystem services approaches for water management
- James Hutton Institute – UNESCO Global Dialogue on Water Ecosystem Services
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