What are current measures and trends, and how effective are current measures? This new report explains!
The IMMERSE partnership has delivered a new report, presenting a summary of the status of current pressures and trends, as well as an analysis of current measures effectiveness. The report consists of two major topics: an overview of existing and anticipated/future pressures and trends, based on EU projects and current research; and an analysis of existing measures’ ability to deliver identified benefits.
This report is part of the different actions foreseen in Work Package 3. ‘Measures: Defining pressures and solutions’ and presents the results of activity 3.1 - Summary of status of current pressures and trends, and analysis of current measure effectiveness. The aim of this work package is to analyse the estuary pressures to improve collective understanding of anticipated pressures and trends, as well as evaluate existing measure effectiveness. Specifically, measures will be evaluated for their delivery of expected benefits and transferability - including similarities among measures to address common problems. Based on the results from this activity, partners will work on designing solutions for their estuaries. Partners already have an indication of themes that require solutions, e.g. using dredged material for flood risk management. The goal of this activity is to form the foundation for others to tackle the issues in other projects or in their strategies or processes. However, it should be kept in mind that not all common trends and pressures identified can be addressed during the project. For activity 3.1, national and regional organizations relevant for estuary management are the key target group. Sometimes these are the partners themselves, sometimes project supporters. Surveys and interviews will primarily involve the target groups in these activities. This report presents the results of this task. It consists of 2 major topics:
• Overview of existing and anticipated/future pressures and trends, based on EU projects and current research.
• Analysis of existing measures’ ability to deliver identified benefits