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Water Research at the James Hutton Institute

The topic of water research involves staff from multiple disciplines at the James Hutton Institute who collaborate on Water Related research.  Their work, either as part of our research programme for the Scottish Government or for other research requests. These postings capture some of the outputs of this research.

Water Research news

Image of the River Dee in summer
Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Dee river partnership seeks public feedback

The partnership tasked with looking after the River Dee catchment has published a summary of its achievements over the last 15 years and is seeking public comment on priorities for future projects.

Dr Susan Cooksley, manager of the Dee Catchment Partnership
Friday, May 14, 2021

River partnership shortlisted for environment award

The partnership tasked with looking after the river Dee catchment in north east Scotland is a finalist in the Inspiring Aberdeenshire Awards. Shortlisted for the Beautiful Aberdeenshire Environmental Award, the Dee Catchment Partnership’s recent Easter Beltie burn restoration project near Torphins was recognised.

Kinnoull Hill with River Tay in background (c) James Hutton Institute
Monday, March 08, 2021

World Water Day 2021: finding the true value of Scotland’s water

What is the true value of water in Scotland and what does it mean to you? On Monday 22nd March, the Hydro Nation International Centre, supported by the Scottish Government and the James Hutton Institute are hosting a free online celebration of World Water Day, bringing together Scotland’s water community to hear their perspectives.

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James Hutton Institute Water Research Blogs

Shining a light on the latest flood risk management research in Scotland: a summary of 5 ‘spark’ talks and discussion

Coordinated by Rachel Helliwell, Manager, Centre of Expertise for Waters (CREW) Thought-provoking and action-orientated ‘Spark’ talks took place during a short session at the Scotland Flood Risk read more …

Can pollution source apportionment tools help deliver integrated catchment management?

‘Source Apportionment Methods’ (SAMs) are a way of estimating sources of water pollution and so inform efforts to improve water quality. This year the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) is read more …

More cash and jobs per illegal drop? A tale of equity

A few years ago, when I was writing my masters thesis on water use (Novo et al., 2009) something that was very often part of the discussions about water management in agriculture was the motto  ‘more crops read more …

What is “natural flood management”?

For several years I’ve been interested in “natural flood management” (NFM) and how to implement it.  When I started working on this topic, I thought I had a good understanding of what NFM was. read more …

Venturing into the unknown– Natural flood management and uncertainty

Natural Flood Management (NFM) means working with or restoring natural processes in order to reduce flood risk. It can include many actions such as woodland creation to slow water flow and/or store water in the read more …


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