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Study of the potential impacts on water resources of proposed afforestation - WT01008

The Trees and Drought Project on Lowland England (TaDPoLE) arose initially as a desk-based scoping study carried out for the Department of the Environment in association with the Environment Agency and the Forestry Commission to assess the likely range of impacts of afforestation on water quantity.

The main aim of this follow on study has been an assessment of the likely impacts on water resources of the increase in woodland embodied in Government planning for the countryside. Using the extreme values of groundwater recharge rates which have been derived for each land-use for the comparatively wet period 1998-02, future recharge beneath a tract of land that has a current mix of forest and non-forest land-use, has been modelled for a number of land-use change scenarios.
Project Documents
• Final Report : Study of the Potential Impacts on Water Resources of Proposed Afforestation   (7524k)
• Executive Summary : Executive Summary   (558k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1999

To: 2002

Cost: £387,131
Contractor / Funded Organisations
University - Loughborough
Water quality monitoring              
Water Resources              
Fields of Study
Water Quality