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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Catchments, sub-catchments and private spaces: Scale and process in managing microbial pollution from source to sea
Author(s): Winter, Michael
Oliver, David
Fish, Robert
Heathwaite, A Louise
Chadwick, Dave R
Hodgson, Chris J
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Keywords: catchment
water pollution
Environmental Microbiology
Microbial ecology
Water quality management
Water pollution
Issue Date: May-2011
Date Deposited: 6-Sep-2011
Citation: Winter M, Oliver D, Fish R, Heathwaite AL, Chadwick DR & Hodgson CJ (2011) Catchments, sub-catchments and private spaces: Scale and process in managing microbial pollution from source to sea. Environmental Science and Policy, 14 (3), pp. 315-326.
Abstract: This paper examines the implications of adopting catchment scale approaches for the sustainable management of land and water systems. Drawing on the findings of an interdisciplinary study examining how farm management practices impact on the loss of faecal indicator organisms (FIOs) and potential pathogens from land to water, the paper argues that the overwhelming focus on integration at the catchment level may risk ignoring the sub-catchment as an equally appropriate unit of hydrological analysis. Further the paper suggests that many of the management decisions relevant to water quality are made by land occupiers and, therefore, that the identification of relevant socio-spatial units – the ‘private spaces’ of land holdings - may be as important or more important to the effective management and planning of water resources as catchment-level planning.
DOI Link: 10.1016/j.envsci.2010.10.011
Rights: Published in Environmental Science & Policy by Elsevier.; This is the peer reviewed version of this article.; NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Environmental Science & Policy. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Environmental Science & Policy, VOL 14, ISSUE 3, (May 2011). DOI: 10.1016/j.envsci.2010.10.011

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