Evidence required for policies based on both national and international legislation
Research needs are framed in ROAME A documents which link policy and science
What are the international drivers for water policy? Water Framework Directive, Nitrates Directive, Bathing Waters, Freshwater Fish, Shellfish Waters (and Shellfish Hygiene), daughter Directives on Groundwater , Dangerous and Priority Substances, Habitats, Birds, OSPAR Convention on eutrophication
What are the national drivers for water policy?
Baseline information on water use (inc. for FISS).
Identify opportunities for water saving.
Land manager / food production industry behaviour.
Management guidelines & policy instruments.
Working together to deliver Science programmes need to be multi-disciplinary, for example: Social science – will farmers take up suggested measures? Economics – what will it cost (farmers, Defra, enforcement agencies)? How much money will be saved?
Making the best use of Defra science Talk to each other! Collaborate Try to build on what has already been done Scientists – make results policy relevant Defra – translate between science outputs and policy needs