Assessing ‘modern background sediment delivery to rivers’ across England and Wales and its use for catchment management

Adrian L Collins, Ian D L Foster, Yusheng Zhang, Richard Gooday, David Lee, David A Sear, Pamela S Naden, Iwan Jones, Adrian L Collins (Editor), V Golosov (Editor), A J Horrowitz (Editor), X Lu (Editor), M Stone (Editor), D E Walling (Editor), X Zhang (Editor)

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    Abstract

    Catchment sediment management across England and Wales continues to require alternative criteria to the existing guideline standard (an annual mean suspended sediment concentration of 25 mg L-1) provided by the European Union Freshwater Fish Directive. In response, a recent collaborative science project has investigated the scope for developing alternative catchment-specific sediment targets using an integrated modelling toolkit coupling sediment pressures from agriculture and impacts on aquatic biota, including fish and macroinvertebrates. Part of this work involved using palaeolimnological reconstruction to quantify “modern background sediment delivery to rivers” (MBSDR) across England and Wales, prior to recent agricultural intensification. It is proposed that the estimates of MBSDR can be used to assess the maximum ceiling of mitigation because no management strategy should aim to control background sediment loss arising from natural physiographic and hydrological drivers, and to correct the gap between past, present or future projected sediment pressures on watercourses and “good ecological status” for sediment
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationErosion and Sediment Yields in the Changing Environment
    Place of PublicationWallingford
    PublisherIAHS Press
    Pages125-131
    Number of pages462
    ISBN (Print)9781907161339
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2012

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    catchment
    river
    sediment
    agricultural intensification
    fish
    macroinvertebrate
    suspended sediment
    biota
    European Union
    mitigation
    agriculture
    modeling

    Keywords

    • Sediment delivery
    • palaeolimnology
    • modelling
    • management
    • policy

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    Collins, A. L., Foster, I. D. L., Zhang, Y., Gooday, R., Lee, D., Sear, D. A., ... Zhang, X. (Ed.) (2012). Assessing ‘modern background sediment delivery to rivers’ across England and Wales and its use for catchment management. In Erosion and Sediment Yields in the Changing Environment (pp. 125-131). Wallingford: IAHS Press.
    Collins, Adrian L ; Foster, Ian D L ; Zhang, Yusheng ; Gooday, Richard ; Lee, David ; Sear, David A ; Naden, Pamela S ; Jones, Iwan ; Collins, Adrian L (Editor) ; Golosov, V (Editor) ; Horrowitz, A J (Editor) ; Lu, X (Editor) ; Stone, M (Editor) ; Walling, D E (Editor) ; Zhang, X (Editor). / Assessing ‘modern background sediment delivery to rivers’ across England and Wales and its use for catchment management. Erosion and Sediment Yields in the Changing Environment. Wallingford : IAHS Press, 2012. pp. 125-131
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    Assessing ‘modern background sediment delivery to rivers’ across England and Wales and its use for catchment management. / Collins, Adrian L; Foster, Ian D L; Zhang, Yusheng; Gooday, Richard; Lee, David; Sear, David A; Naden, Pamela S; Jones, Iwan; Collins, Adrian L (Editor); Golosov, V (Editor); Horrowitz, A J (Editor); Lu, X (Editor); Stone, M (Editor); Walling, D E (Editor); Zhang, X (Editor).

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    Collins AL, Foster IDL, Zhang Y, Gooday R, Lee D, Sear DA et al. Assessing ‘modern background sediment delivery to rivers’ across England and Wales and its use for catchment management. In Erosion and Sediment Yields in the Changing Environment. Wallingford: IAHS Press. 2012. p. 125-131