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The costs and efficacy of sediment mitigation measures for representative farm types across England and Wales

Collins, Adrian L.; Zhang, Yusheng; Naden, Pamela. 2014 The costs and efficacy of sediment mitigation measures for representative farm types across England and Wales. In: Xu, Y. Jun, (ed.) Sediment dynamics from the summit to the sea. Wallingford, UK, International Association of Hydrological Sciences, 382-388. (IAHS Publication, 367).

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Abstract/Summary

A major collaborative research project in the UK is delivering new science to support improved targeting of on-farm pollution mitigation measures for the benefit of freshwater ecology. One important aspect of the project concerns a national scale evaluation of the costs and efficacy of packages of sediment mitigation measures which can be delivered over and above the existing implementation of abatement through various policy instruments including advice and new targeted agri-environment schemes. The assessment includes typical farm types present across England and Wales. Outputs from this assessment of costs and efficacy will eventually be used to help model the potential for closing the sediment pollution gap in those water bodies currently failing water quality targets due to sediment loss from agriculture. Some preliminary uncertainty ranges in costs (–£146,402 to £175,631) and effectiveness (0–80%) associated with a potential policy scenario implementing a large number (up to 93) of abatement measures at 95% uptake are presented in this paper.

Item Type: Publication - Book Section
CEH Sections: Acreman
ISBN: 9781907161452
Additional Keywords: sediment, mitigation, costs, efficacy, farm scale, policy support
NORA Subject Terms: Agriculture and Soil Science
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Date made live: 02 Dec 2014 16:03 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/508837

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