Hydrology literally means the study of water. This involves measuring and observing everything from rainfall to the chemical makeup of rivers. Hydrology can then provide information on floods, droughts, drinking water, erosion, and weather modelling.

Water cycles have evolved over long periods of time to deal with environmental pressures. They are not, however, adapted to deal with new threats such as climate change, population growth, pollution and land-use change. It is difficult to tell just how these pressures will affect complex water systems and the biodiversity that relies on them. 

CEH work on hydrology

Projects

Monitoring sites

Research Facilities

Flood Estimation Handbook
Estimates flood risk in order to develop resilient infrastructure
Video still from overview of Catchment Managment Modelling Platform
Launch of the Catchment Management Modelling Platform
Adama Bamba presenting at AMMA-2050 meeting
AMMA-2050 project meeting and stakeholder workshop
Flooding in England
Providing hydrology and forecast model expertise
Somerset Levels
Long-term strategies for the UK's largest wetland area
The river Elbe floods Meissen, Germany in 2013
Establishing a worldwide hydrological status and outlook system
Mekedatu, place where the Kaveri River flows through a narrow ravine. (CC BY 2.0) By Renjith Sasidharan https://www.flickr.com/photos/renjithks/3845336695
Upscaling local water management interventions to inform larger-scale decision-making in the Cauvery basin, India
Flooded Lyth Valley, Cumbria in December
Q&A with Nick Reynard, CEH's Natural Hazards Science Area Lead
Harvest rice field in Xiangtan, Hunan, China (CC BY-SA 3.0) https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rice_field,_Hunan.JPG#filelinks
CEH signs collaboration agreement with the Hunan Provincial Agriculture Committee

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