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Eden DTC Phase 2: Demonstration Test Catchments

Eden DTC Phase 2: Demonstration Test Catchments

Assessing the possibility to mitigate diffuse pollution from agriculture whilst maintaining agricultural productivity.

Project leader

Dr Paul Quinn

Project staff

Dr Russell Adams

Dr Jennine Jonczyk

Sponsors

DEFRA

Description

The River Eden Demonstration Test Catchment (EdenDTC) is a Defra funded research project. The aim of the project is to assess if it is possible to cost effectively mitigate diffuse pollution from agriculture whilst maintaining agricultural productivity. EdenDTC is part of a wider research platform including similar projects in the Hampshire Avon and the River Wensum.

The project is working in three focus catchments within the River Eden catchment, selected to represent a range of land uses, physical characteristics and weather. The focus areas are in the Thackthwaite, Newby and Pow catchments. Each catchment has an area of approximately 10km2.