Linking the past to the present: the use of palaeoenvironmental data for establishing reference conditions for the Water Framework Directive

Ian D L Foster, Malcolm T Greenwood, David J Gilvear (Editor), Malcolm T Greenwood (Editor), Martin C Thoms (Editor), Paul J Wood (Editor)

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    Abstract

    The aim of this chapter is to review the type of palaeoenvironmental evidence that might be obtained in order to establish reference conditions for the Water Framework Directive. We evaluate the barriers to their effective establishment and, finally, we explore the potentially uncomfortable relationship that appears to exist between policy, management and science in effectively delivering improvements in European river conditions. We explore the potential value of several depositional environments for determining reference conditions in the context of the WFD but have deliberately omitted a detailed review of evidence available from river terraces.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationRiver Science: Research and Management for the 21st Century
    Place of PublicationChichester
    PublisherJohn Wiley
    Pages61-83
    Number of pages416
    ISBN (Print)9781119994343
    DOIs
    Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 11 Mar 2016

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    Keywords

    • Catchment system
    • ecological reference conditions
    • fluvial landscape
    • lake sediment-based archives
    • alaeochannel sediments
    • palaeoenvironmental evidence
    • Water Framework Directive

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    Foster, I. D. L., Greenwood, M. T., Gilvear, D. J. (Ed.), Greenwood, M. T. (Ed.), Thoms, M. C. (Ed.), & Wood, P. J. (Ed.) (2016). Linking the past to the present: the use of palaeoenvironmental data for establishing reference conditions for the Water Framework Directive. In River Science: Research and Management for the 21st Century (pp. 61-83). Chichester: John Wiley. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118643525.ch4
    Foster, Ian D L ; Greenwood, Malcolm T ; Gilvear, David J (Editor) ; Greenwood, Malcolm T (Editor) ; Thoms, Martin C (Editor) ; Wood, Paul J (Editor). / Linking the past to the present: the use of palaeoenvironmental data for establishing reference conditions for the Water Framework Directive. River Science: Research and Management for the 21st Century. Chichester : John Wiley, 2016. pp. 61-83
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    Foster IDL, Greenwood MT, Gilvear DJ, (ed.), Greenwood MT, (ed.), Thoms MC, (ed.), Wood PJ, (ed.). Linking the past to the present: the use of palaeoenvironmental data for establishing reference conditions for the Water Framework Directive. In River Science: Research and Management for the 21st Century. Chichester: John Wiley. 2016. p. 61-83 https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118643525.ch4