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Welcome to the Estuary Guide

STATUS OF WEBSITE: The development of this website has taken place within the joint Defra/EA Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management R&D Programme (project FD2119). As of May 2008 the main content of the website has been completed but may change from time to time.

The Estuary Guide aims to provide an overview of how to identify and predict morphological change within estuaries, as a basis for sound management.

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The Guide is:
  • An interactive document supported by a series of searchable tools;
  • An overview of best practice in the field;
  • Based on a collation of industry experience and ongoing research;
  • A vehicle for collation and dissemination of the current outputs of the Estuaries Research Programme (funded by Defra and the Environment Agency since 1998) and other ongoing R&D.
The Guide is not:
  • A prescriptive set of government advice, rather a summary of best practice;
  • A complete and comprehensive guide to estuaries recognising all user perspectives.

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Whilst every care has been taken in developing and compiling the data on this website, HR Wallingford and ABPmer accept no liability for any loss or damage arising directly or indirectly in connection with reliance on its contents.
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Last Modified on: 30 August 2012
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