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
UK river flows in August 2017 hydrological summary
Groundwater levels remain below normal in areas despite wet summer
Dr Andrew Singer
The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology participates in first national PhD training programme to tackle antimicrobial resistance
MARS project
International eConference to address the future of water management in Europe under the next phase of the Water Framework Directive (WFD)
River in Wroclaw, Poland
Reviewing implementation of the EU Water Framework Directive
Professor Alan Jenkins with Professor Ajit K Chaturvedi
New link with Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Maydown Bridge flood
UK National River Flow Archive data helps inform study showing link between climate change and the timing of floods across Europe

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