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A strategic programme for NERC Lowland catchment research
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Information for policy makers, industry & business

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The Lowland Catchment Research Programme (LOCAR) supported the detailed, interdisciplinary hydro-ecological research we need to manage permeable lowland catchments, now and in the future.

The results of the LOCAR Programme have contributed to a greater understanding of lowland catchments and to the improvement of catchment management, including:

You may be interested to read how LOCAR findings relate to other catchment issues. You can read some views on the applications of LOCAR research from the people and organisations, including the Environment Agency and Thames Water, that supported the Programme.

More detailed information on individual projects is available, although these pages have been written for a scientific audience and require a certain level of scientific knowledge.