An understanding of hydrogeological processes is usually developed at individual sites or river reaches. Transferring this site-specific understanding to the entire Thames Basin is problematic because of the increase in geological complexity at large scales.
As a result there are very few studies that consider the hydrogeology of the Thames Basin in its entirety.
However the introduction of the Water Framework Directive (WFD) asks that we adopt a basin-wide approach to water resource management and for this reason we have begun to look at basin-scale hydrogeological understanding.
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