We have Scotland's and one of the UK's best monitored catchments (70 sq kms), the Eddleston Water, part of the Tweed UNESCO HELP basin. We have detailed and extensive physical data and monitoring of restoration of physical habitats on the one hand, and of land manager perceptions and willingness to engage with natural flood management techniques on the other. Working with Tweed Forum (the long-established participative catchment NGO) and the local Council, we have piloted ecosystem services mapping and the national Land Use strategy across the whole of the Scottish Borders, as well as within sub-catchments such as theEddleston.
Professor Chris J Spray
University of Dundee, UNESCO Centre for Water Law, Policy & Science
Natural hazards & extreme weather events
Health and wellbeing