Upland Hydrology Group
The Upland Hydrology Group brings together a range of different interests including water companies, land-owners, conservation agencies and research scientists. Our goal is to reach a consensus about how land and water should best be managed in the uplands. The Group then aims to disseminate reliable, practical and evidence-based advice to help both policy-makers and land managers maintain a working balance between what may be competing interests.
Water companies and the uplands
The UHG meeting in March 2012 looked at the relationship between water companies and the uplands. Our discussions were held in the context of the proposals water companies are currently developing for submission to Ofwat as part of PR14 - the Price Review which will determine how water company resources are spent under their Asset Management Plans over the period 2015-2020 (AMP6).
A briefing note which summarises the consensus reached is available here.
- Click here for the Inquiry's 'Summary of Findings" published in October 2011.
- Click here for Inquiry's draft scientific review of Peatland Hydrology. This was prepared by Jill Labadz of Nottingham Trent University in October 2010