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Priority water research questions as determined by UK practitioners and policy makers. / Brown, L. E.; Mitchell, G.; Holden, J.; Folkard, A.; Wright, N.; Beharry-Borg, N.; Berry, G.; Brierley, B.; Chapman, P.; Clarke, S. J.; Cotton, L.; Dobson, M.; Dollar, E.; Fletcher, M.; Foster, J.; Hanlon, A.; Hildon, S.; Hiley, P.; Hillis, P.; Hoseason, J.; Johnston, K.; Kay, P.; McDonald, A.; Parrott, A.; Powell, A.; Slack, R. J.; Sleigh, A.; Spray, C.; Tapley, K.; Underhill, R.; Woulds, C.

In: Science of the Total Environment, Vol. 409, No. 2, 2010, p. 256-266.

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Brown, LE, Mitchell, G, Holden, J, Folkard, A, Wright, N, Beharry-Borg, N, Berry, G, Brierley, B, Chapman, P, Clarke, SJ, Cotton, L, Dobson, M, Dollar, E, Fletcher, M, Foster, J, Hanlon, A, Hildon, S, Hiley, P, Hillis, P, Hoseason, J, Johnston, K, Kay, P, McDonald, A, Parrott, A, Powell, A, Slack, RJ, Sleigh, A, Spray, C, Tapley, K, Underhill, R & Woulds, C 2010, 'Priority water research questions as determined by UK practitioners and policy makers' Science of the Total Environment, vol 409, no. 2, pp. 256-266.

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Brown, L. E., Mitchell, G., Holden, J., Folkard, A., Wright, N., Beharry-Borg, N., Berry, G., Brierley, B., Chapman, P., Clarke, S. J., Cotton, L., Dobson, M., Dollar, E., Fletcher, M., Foster, J., Hanlon, A., Hildon, S., Hiley, P., Hillis, P., Hoseason, J., Johnston, K., Kay, P., McDonald, A., Parrott, A., Powell, A., Slack, R. J., Sleigh, A., Spray, C., Tapley, K., Underhill, R., & Woulds, C. (2010). Priority water research questions as determined by UK practitioners and policy makers. Science of the Total Environment, 409(2), 256-266doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2010.09.040

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Brown LE, Mitchell G, Holden J, Folkard A, Wright N, Beharry-Borg N et al. Priority water research questions as determined by UK practitioners and policy makers. Science of the Total Environment. 2010;409(2):256-266.

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Brown, L. E.; Mitchell, G.; Holden, J.; Folkard, A.; Wright, N.; Beharry-Borg, N.; Berry, G.; Brierley, B.; Chapman, P.; Clarke, S. J.; Cotton, L.; Dobson, M.; Dollar, E.; Fletcher, M.; Foster, J.; Hanlon, A.; Hildon, S.; Hiley, P.; Hillis, P.; Hoseason, J.; Johnston, K.; Kay, P.; McDonald, A.; Parrott, A.; Powell, A.; Slack, R. J.; Sleigh, A.; Spray, C.; Tapley, K.; Underhill, R.; Woulds, C. / Priority water research questions as determined by UK practitioners and policy makers.

In: Science of the Total Environment, Vol. 409, No. 2, 2010, p. 256-266.

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title = "Priority water research questions as determined by UK practitioners and policy makers",
author = "Brown, {L. E.} and G. Mitchell and J. Holden and A. Folkard and N. Wright and N. Beharry-Borg and G. Berry and B. Brierley and P. Chapman and Clarke, {S. J.} and L. Cotton and M. Dobson and E. Dollar and M. Fletcher and J. Foster and A. Hanlon and S. Hildon and P. Hiley and P. Hillis and J. Hoseason and K. Johnston and P. Kay and A. McDonald and A. Parrott and A. Powell and Slack, {R. J.} and A. Sleigh and C. Spray and K. Tapley and R. Underhill and C. Woulds",
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pages = "256--266",
journal = "Science of the Total Environment",
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T1 - Priority water research questions as determined by UK practitioners and policy makers

A1 - Brown,L. E.

A1 - Mitchell,G.

A1 - Holden,J.

A1 - Folkard,A.

A1 - Wright,N.

A1 - Beharry-Borg,N.

A1 - Berry,G.

A1 - Brierley,B.

A1 - Chapman,P.

A1 - Clarke,S. J.

A1 - Cotton,L.

A1 - Dobson,M.

A1 - Dollar,E.

A1 - Fletcher,M.

A1 - Foster,J.

A1 - Hanlon,A.

A1 - Hildon,S.

A1 - Hiley,P.

A1 - Hillis,P.

A1 - Hoseason,J.

A1 - Johnston,K.

A1 - Kay,P.

A1 - McDonald,A.

A1 - Parrott,A.

A1 - Powell,A.

A1 - Slack,R. J.

A1 - Sleigh,A.

A1 - Spray,C.

A1 - Tapley,K.

A1 - Underhill,R.

A1 - Woulds,C.

AU - Brown,L. E.

AU - Mitchell,G.

AU - Holden,J.

AU - Folkard,A.

AU - Wright,N.

AU - Beharry-Borg,N.

AU - Berry,G.

AU - Brierley,B.

AU - Chapman,P.

AU - Clarke,S. J.

AU - Cotton,L.

AU - Dobson,M.

AU - Dollar,E.

AU - Fletcher,M.

AU - Foster,J.

AU - Hanlon,A.

AU - Hildon,S.

AU - Hiley,P.

AU - Hillis,P.

AU - Hoseason,J.

AU - Johnston,K.

AU - Kay,P.

AU - McDonald,A.

AU - Parrott,A.

AU - Powell,A.

AU - Slack,R. J.

AU - Sleigh,A.

AU - Spray,C.

AU - Tapley,K.

AU - Underhill,R.

AU - Woulds,C.

PY - 2010

Y1 - 2010

N2 - <p>Several recent studies have emphasised the need for a more integrated process in which researchers, policy makers and practitioners interact to identify research priorities. This paper discusses such a process with respect to the UK water sector, detailing how questions were developed through inter-disciplinary collaboration using online questionnaires and a stakeholder workshop. The paper details the 94 key questions arising, and provides commentary on their scale and scope. Prioritisation voting divided the nine research themes into three categories: (1) extreme events (primarily flooding), valuing freshwater services, and water supply, treatment and distribution [each &gt;150/1109 votes]; (2) freshwater pollution and integrated catchment management [100-150 votes] and; (3) freshwater biodiversity, water industry governance, understanding and managing demand and communicating water research [50-100 votes]. The biggest demand was for research to improve understanding of intervention impacts in the water environment, while a need for improved understanding of basic processes was also clearly expressed, particularly with respect to impacts of pollution and aquatic ecosystems. Questions that addressed aspects of appraisal, particularly incorporation of ecological service values into decision making, were also strongly represented. The findings revealed that sustainability has entered the lexicon of the UK water sector, but much remains to be done to embed the concept operationally, with key sustainability issues such as resilience and interaction with related key sectors, such as energy and agriculture, relatively poorly addressed. However, the exercise also revealed that a necessary condition for sustainable development, effective communication between scientists, practitioners and policy makers, already appears to be relatively well established in the UK water sector. (C) 2010 Elsevier By. All rights reserved.</p>

AB - <p>Several recent studies have emphasised the need for a more integrated process in which researchers, policy makers and practitioners interact to identify research priorities. This paper discusses such a process with respect to the UK water sector, detailing how questions were developed through inter-disciplinary collaboration using online questionnaires and a stakeholder workshop. The paper details the 94 key questions arising, and provides commentary on their scale and scope. Prioritisation voting divided the nine research themes into three categories: (1) extreme events (primarily flooding), valuing freshwater services, and water supply, treatment and distribution [each &gt;150/1109 votes]; (2) freshwater pollution and integrated catchment management [100-150 votes] and; (3) freshwater biodiversity, water industry governance, understanding and managing demand and communicating water research [50-100 votes]. The biggest demand was for research to improve understanding of intervention impacts in the water environment, while a need for improved understanding of basic processes was also clearly expressed, particularly with respect to impacts of pollution and aquatic ecosystems. Questions that addressed aspects of appraisal, particularly incorporation of ecological service values into decision making, were also strongly represented. The findings revealed that sustainability has entered the lexicon of the UK water sector, but much remains to be done to embed the concept operationally, with key sustainability issues such as resilience and interaction with related key sectors, such as energy and agriculture, relatively poorly addressed. However, the exercise also revealed that a necessary condition for sustainable development, effective communication between scientists, practitioners and policy makers, already appears to be relatively well established in the UK water sector. (C) 2010 Elsevier By. All rights reserved.</p>

KW - Appraisal

KW - Ecosystem services

KW - Extreme events

KW - Freshwater biodiversity

KW - Freshwater pollution

KW - Integrated catchment management

KW - Wastewater treatment

KW - Water supply

U2 - 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2010.09.040

DO - 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2010.09.040

M1 - Article

JO - Science of the Total Environment

JF - Science of the Total Environment

SN - 0048-9697

IS - 2

VL - 409

SP - 256

EP - 266

ER -

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