This presentation promises to be a mostly harmless introduction to economic issues surrounding spatial targeting for diffuse pollution control at the catchment scale. It is pitched at non-economists and presents our ongoing research into cost-effective ways to encourage spatially targeted policies using a payment for ecosystem services (direct farmer payments) or through an innovative environmental cross compliance scheme. Two farm surveys of farmers in the River Eden and River Wensum catchments will be discussed. We will also report on our efforts to build a biophysical economic modelling framework for calculating the economic savings from using spatially targeted policies in isolation or in conjunction with other standard mitigation measures. This framework will enable us to determine whether there is a trade-off between the degree of spatial targeting and cost of implementing micro-targeted mitigation measures in the landscape and help identify the circumstances under which spatial targeting provides the best return on regulatory investment for reducing diffuse pollution etc.
- 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