Water Research and Evidence Webinar

22nd October 2019

Natural Resources Wales has developed a list of opportunities for collaborative research projects relating to the water environment in Wales. The main themes are water quality, water resources, ecosystems, monitoring and land management.

We held a webinar at 14:00 on 22nd October to discuss opportunities for collaborative working with partners and academic institutions. If your organisation is involved in research related to these themes and you see the opportunity for collaboration with us, we would like to hear from you. This webinar is an ideal opportunity to hear about NRW and to discuss the water evidence needs for Wales. 

Session 1 – Introduction – 30 mins

The aim of this session is to introduce the work of Natural Resources Wales and our purpose in the context of Sustainable Management of Natural Resources (SMNR) in Wales.

  • Overview of our role in water management
  • Key issues for Water – linking to our State of Natural Resources Report (SoNaRR)
  • Evidence needs for Water – including highlighting our current research needs by theme (Water Resources, Water Quality, Land Management, Ecosystems, Monitoring)

Session 2 – Discussion – 60 mins

The aim of this discussion is to identify how we can work collaboratively to deliver sustainable water management.

  • What opportunities are there to meet our needs?
  • What are your views on priorities or gaps in knowledge?
  • What do you think about our current evidence needs document?  Is this level of information useful and do you have views on how it can be improved?

View the slideshow

A recording of the webinar including the Q&A is available on request.

Natural Resources Wales welcome all enquiries and comments from those interested in working collaboratively with us to deliver our research needs. We are keen to hear of existing and planned research that could meet our needs, or if you have views on priorities or gaps in knowledge we have not identified.

Please email comments to: WFDWales@cyfoethnaturiolcymru.gov.uk

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