Water Catchments and Flooding

Water is constantly in the news, whether through concern about a lack of it, or because of the effects of too much.  European legislation, such as the Water Framework Directive aims to improve water quality but will have profound implication for land managers throughout the UK.  The British Government is considering whether rural land should be sacrificed to save urban areas from inundation and how the effects of flooding on communities could be mitigated.   Relu research is investigating all these aspects of an element that is fundamental to everyone’s life.