Who will benefit from this research?

  • Farming industry:The data generated by the project will be accessible to farmers and will help inform the farming industry on methods to mitigate diffuse water pollution whilst maintaining productivity.
  • Water industry:The evidence provided by the project will help inform the water industry and OFWAT about the effectiveness of catchment scale schemes to protect drinking water sources.
  • Environment Agency:The project will develop novel practices in water quality monitoring and provide the opportunity to evaluate these approaches on a large spatial scale.
  • Government:The research will provide an improved evidence-base for Defra and its partners to deliver policies that help to meet EU Water Framework Directive objectives.