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Author Bailey, Alison ♦ Quinton, John ♦ Silgram, Martyn ♦ Stevens, Carly ♦ Jackson, Bob
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Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Diffuse Pollution ♦ Case Study Site ♦ Soil Particle ♦ In-field Mitigation Option ♦ Sediment Loss ♦ Initial Farm Level Analysis ♦ Mitigation Option ♦ Combinable Crop ♦ Regional Farm Typology ♦ European Union Water Framework Directive ♦ Water Quality ♦ Specific Control ♦ Farm Level ♦ Cost Effectiveness ♦ Vibrant Rural Economy ♦ Specific Requirement ♦ Pivotal Role ♦ Water Quality Objective ♦ Simple Spreadsheet Model ♦ Good Ecological Status
Description proceedings of the 16th International Farm Management Association Congress
The European Union Water Framework Directive requires governments to set water quality objectives based on good ecological status. This includes specific requirements to control diffuse pollution. Diffuse phosphorous (P) pollution plays a pivotal role in influencing water quality with losses of P associated with soil particles often linked to soil erosion. The Mitigation Options for Phosphorus and Sediment (MOPS) project, using three case study sites, is investigating the cost effectiveness of specific control measures in terms of mitigating sediment and P loss from combinable crops. The analysis is conducted at the farm level using a simple spreadsheet model. Further development of the model will allow the results to be extrapolated to generic regional farm typologies. Results from the initial farm level analysis suggest that some mitigation options may not be cost effective in reducing diffuse pollution, however, that other options may be very cost effective.
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2007-01-01