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The role of Palaeolimnology in implementing the water framework directive in Ireland
Dalton, Catherine; Taylor, David; Jennings, Eleanor
The EU Water Framework Directive has created research opportunities and challenges for water-quality managers and palaeolimnologists alike. Opportunities have arisen through increased attention to water-quality issues, and these in turn have led to enhanced funding for palaeolimnological research. Scientific challenges include identifying aquatic-system pressures, assessing risks, defi ning non-impacted reference conditions and developing new indicator and classifi cation systems. These challenges have provided the aquatic science research communities with a range of highly relevant and urgent research questions. Addressing these questions requires a collaborative, systematic, whole-catchment approach that, in addition to palaeolimnologists, involves modellers and scientists from other disciplines, water-quality managers, policy-makers and the general public.
Keyword(s): Palaeolimnological; Water Framework Directive
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Type: Journal article
Peer-Reviewed: Yes
Language(s): English
Institution: Mary Immaculate College
Citation(s): Dalton, C., Taylor, D. and Jennings, E. 2009 The role of palaeolimnology in implementing the Water Framework Directive in Ireland. Biology and Environment: Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 109B,
Publisher(s): Royal Irish Academy
First Indexed: 2013-05-29 17:02:26 Last Updated: 2018-03-07 16:04:29