Linda Pope, Environment Agency
The Water Framework Directive requires the Environment Agency assesses the ecological status of all waterbodies, determine the pressures which are causing waterbodies to not achieve good ecological status and put in place actions plans to mitigate these pressures.
Diffuse pollution from agriculture causes approximately 30% of catchments to fail to achieve good ecological status. Of these catchment, about one third have issues with sediment alone, the others have multiple pressures which may include sediment and nutrients
The River Basin Plans currently being developed look at the methods available to assess and mitigate diffuse pollution from agriculture. The SCIMAP model is being used by the Agency as part of the planning for the RBP, and also for the ECSFI (England Catchment Sensitive Farming Initiative) which aims to reduce agricultural pollution by targeting measures on individual farms.
- Predicting diffuse microbial pollution risk across catchments: The performance of SCIMAP and recommendations for future development
- Extending SCIMAP to predict E. coli delivery risk to surface waters
- my.SCIMAP Training for Trent Rivers Trust by CaBA Support
- New SCIMAP paper on fine sediment in the River Esk, North Yorkshire, UK
- my.SCIMAP problems
- A New Era of Targeted Reforestation for Diffuse Pollution Risk Reduction using SCIMAP and UAV Technology to Determine the Spatial Distribution of Diffuse Pollution Risk in Lake Rawa Pening, Central Java, Indonesia – SCIMAP-UGM16