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MARS

Managing Aquatic ecosystems and water Resources under multiple Stress (MARS).

The health of European freshwaters are impacted by a complex mix of stressors resulting from urban and agricultural land use, water power generation and climate change. The MARS project aims to investigate how these multiple stressors affect rivers, lakes and estuaries.

We use a multi-faceted approach to assess the effects of hydrological and temperature alterations, extreme climate events and nutrient stress. Europe-wide datasets provide the foundation for assessing the relationships between stress intensity, status and service provision. The project aims to support the implementation of several European Directives; the Water Framework Directive, the Floods Directive and the Blueprint to Safeguard Europe’s Water Resources.

Project team

Professor Steve Ormerod

Professor Steve Ormerod

Professor

Email:
ormerod@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 5871
Professor Isabelle Durance

Professor Isabelle Durance

Professor and Director of the Water Research Institute

Email:
durance@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)7800 774491 / +44 (0)29 2087 4484

Key publications

Find the full list of publications on the MARS project official website.