Research and analysis

Assessing land-use scenarios to improve groundwater quality: a Slea Catchment study

The project assessed a set of land use scenarios aimed at protecting groundwater quality. The Slea catchment was used as a typical example of lowland UK.

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Science Summary - Assessing land-use scenarios to improve groundwater quality: a Slea Catchment study

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This report considers options for reducing agricultural diffuse pollution has been published by the Environment Agency as part of a European project, Water4all. It suggests that modifying agricultural land use within specific areas – those where the risks of nutrients leaching to groundwater are high – could significantly improve water quality in the UK and help meet water quality standards set by the EU.

Published 1 April 2006