Water quality and recreational use of public waterways
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The analysis finds evidence that higher levels of recreational demand (i.e. trips of longer duration) occur at sites with better water quality. However, we also find no statistical association between the overall WFD status and the duration of the recreational trip, which indicates that WFD status is of limited practical use for recreational users.
ESRI Series Number: 2017/3/2 Research Area:Energy and Environment Date of Publication: June 13, 2017 Publisher: ESRI Place of Publication: Dublin
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