Proceedings of stakeholder workshop for improving water quality in the Loch of Skene and Leuchar Burn sub-catchments, UK.

As part of REFRESH efforts to 'ground-truth' its economic analysis a stakeholder workshop was held in Dunecht, Aberdeenshire, in September 2012, to gather local stakeholder views on how (dis)proportional and (un)evenly distributed the costs of measures to improve water quality are in relation to the benefits they provide in the Loch of Skene and Leuchar Burn sub-catchments in Scotland. Wider benefits of these measures beyond the water environment were also identified, through a participatory approach implemented via break-out groups and plenary discussions. This workshop builds up on the previous stakeholder engagement process undertaken in this area as part of REFRESH on the collaborative scoping of solutions for water quality.

A leaflet summarising the consultation can be found here (http://www.refresh.ucl.ac.uk/webfm_send/1946)

The proceedings from the meeting can be downloaded from here. (http://www.refresh.ucl.ac.uk/webfm_send/1945)

Proceedings of stakeholder workshop for improving water quality in the Thame sub-catchment, UK. September 2012

As part of REFRESH efforts to 'ground-truth' its economic analysis a stakeholder workshop was held in Whitchurch, Oxfordshire, in September 2012, to gather local stakeholder views on how (dis)proportional and (un)evenly distributed the costs of measures to improve water quality are in relation to the benefits they provide in the Thame sub-catchment of the River Thames. Wider benefits of these measures beyond the water environment were also identified, through a participatory approach implemented via break-out groups and plenary discussions. This workshop builds up on the previous stakeholder engagement process undertaken in this area as part of REFRESH on the collaborative scoping of solutions for water quality.

A leaflet summarising the consultation be found here

The proceedings from the meeting can be downloaded from here

Cost-effectiveness analysis in the implementation of the Water Framework Directive

Julia Martin-Ortega and Bedru Balana have had their research published in European Water comparing how Spain and the UK have approached implementation of Water Framework Directive cost effective analysis (CEA). 

The paper can be downloaded from http://www.ewra.net/ew/pdf/EW_2012_37_02.pdf

"In this paper, first, we review and discuss the existing CEA methods related to WFD implementation. Second, we assess the applications of WFD-related CEA studies, progresses made so far, and the limitations in two European countries: the United Kingdom and Spain. The overall aim is to assess the CEA approaches pursued, the achievements made, and the major challenges to-date in the design and implementation of WFD-related CEA studies to guiding water management and water-related policy decisions in these countries. Our results show that the two countries have very different levels of experiences and progresses in relation to undertaking WFD related-CEA"

“Fra klart til grumset” (From clear to turbid); REFRESH research on Danish TV

REFRESH participants discuss their research on the effect of climate change on freshwaters on the Danish TV series "IQ". http://www.tv2oj.dk/arkiv/2012/11/14?video_id=32202&autoplay=1. Some of the REFRESH experimental sites are demonstrated. In Danish (28 mins).