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Sustainable Catchments

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Type of addressPostal address
BuildingLancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, Lancaster,
Postal codeLA1 4YQ
CountryUnited Kingdom

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Sustainable Catchments

Catchments are landscape areas that contribute water, sediments and solutes to downstream locations. The sustainable use of catchments that support food production, manufacturing industry, jobs, housing, recreation and ecology is critical if we are to deliver beneficial ecosystem services with respect of flood mitigation, water resource availability and water quality.

Our LEC Sustainable Catchments Challenge uses science, scholarship and innovation to address the complexities that link upstream interventions (positive or negative) to the downstream consequences for people, business and environment. We bring together disciplines that include hydrology, biogeochemistry, soil science, crop science, ecology, eco-innovation and social sciences, to tackle these issues in the face of changing local and global pressures.

Some particular areas of focus are:

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