Land use and water issues in the uplands with reference to the Plynlimon study J. A. Hudson1, K. Gilman1, and I. R. Calder2 1Institute of Hydrology (Plynlimon), Staylittle, Llanbrynmair, Powys, SY19 7DB 2Institute of Hydrology, Maclean Building, Crowmarsh Gifford, Wallingford, Oxon, OX10 8BB
Abstract. This paper presents the background to the catchment studies at Plynlimon,
through outlining the original water resource concerns which led to the establishment of the
studies, the principal land use changes, land use impacts that were considered and the
principal research findings. The "scene" is also set for the new areas of research,
presented in this special issue, which are focused less on strictly water resource issues,
but more on holistic concerns about the management of land use to protect and conserve
the natural environment.
Citation: Hudson, J. A., Gilman, K., and Calder, I. R.: Land use and water issues in the uplands with reference to the Plynlimon study, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 1, 389-397, doi:10.5194/hess-1-389-1997, 1997.