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A hydro power resource model for north west England

Howard, D. C.; Aggidis, G.; Wright, S. M.. 2006 A hydro power resource model for north west England. In: Davies, Bella R.; Thompson, Stewart, (eds.) Water and the landscape: The landscape ecology of freshwater ecosystems. IALE (UK) (International Association for Landscape Ecology), 41-46.

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Abstract/Summary

The British landscape historically has provided energy from flowing water. In the north west of England the distribution of human settlements was in part determined by the drainage systems for the operation of water wheels. Through the twentieth century the use of hydro power declined in the region, but with our current energy crisis a number of options are being revisited. A model which is being developed to identify the potential to exploit energy from flowing water and addresses the barriers to deployment of turbines is described. The system integrates information from several disciplines and takes a wider landscape perspective to produce outputs to advise different users and encourage development.

Item Type: Publication - Book Section
Programmes: CEH Programmes pre-2009 publications > Biodiversity
CEH Sections: _ Environmental Chemistry & Pollution
ISBN: 0954713044
Additional Keywords: Low head, energy, landscape capacity, constraints
NORA Subject Terms: Ecology and Environment
Hydrology
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Date made live: 27 May 2008 09:02
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/3049

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