A UK Research Framework for Freshwater Conservation
Freshwater Lead Co-ordination Network
Water is intrinsic to human activity and survival but freshwater
species and habitats are threatened. It is vitally important
that good research underlies the sustainable management of
freshwater ecosystems. This framework, which sets out future
research needs, has been produced by freshwater specialists in the
country agencies. In it, detailed research ideas are
organised by high-level themes and linked to policy drivers such as
the Water Framework Directive. It will help to plan
programmes of freshwater research in the UK.
Specialists from the separate country agencies, working in the
Freshwater Lead Co-ordination Network, have prepared this report on
behalf of JNCC.