EA Climate Resilience for Catchment Methods Guidance
This Guidance Tool allows practitioners to assess the likely resilience of river basin management measures to future climate conditions, providing quick and easy access to the climate resilience score of river basin management measures.
Why would I need this Guidance Tool?
A large range of catchment measures can be implemented or considered for river basin management in order to help you achieve the objectives of the Water Framework Directive.
This tool will help you:
• Understand how resilient measures are to changes in temperature and rainfall due to climate change.
• Establish which measures are most likely to help reduce the more harmful effects of climate change on the hydrological cycle.
• Implement appropriate adaptation responses within catchment management.
How do I access the Guidance Tool?
The Guidance Tool is free to download. The download of the EA Climate Resilience of Catchment Methods Guidance Tool zip file places all the files necessary to use the tool in a directory. Please refer to the ‘Read me’ file first and be aware that on opening the main “GUIDANCE DOCUMENT” in Microsoft Excel, you will need to ensure macros are enabled. An icon is not created in the windows Start Menu or included on the desktop.
Please note the information supplied in the zip file is for guidance purposes only and is not
intended to fully substitute for professional advice. The user is responsible for interpretation and use of information from the Guidance Tool and for any commercial decisions taken based on any of the outputs. Cascade Consulting excludes liability, to the fullest extent permitted by law for any direct, indirect or consequential loss, damage, costs or expenses in any way caused by the downloading of this file.
How do I get updates on the Guidance Tool?
The Guidance Tool was developed through an EA study that Cascade Consulting completed in partnership with Reading Agricultural Consultants. Further updates are envisaged in the development of the Guidance Tool as part of the ongoing work the EA is carrying out within the National Adaptation Programme. If you would like to be informed of any updates to the Guidance Tool, please email email@example.com with your name and email address, so you can become part of the user community.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please save the ZIP file’s contents to a folder on your computer and then open it from there. Opening the file from the temporary ZIP download folder will cause the links to fail to open.
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