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Follow on to the Initial Evaluation of Environmental Stewardship (Estimating impacts of ELS on key biodiversity indicators and diffuse pollution of surface waters by nutrients) - MA01041

An evaluation of Environmental Stewardship had recently been carried out by CSL. As part of this project, a modelling process was developed which attempted to estimate the impact of ELS on a range of indicators. The process adopted depended on expert scores for the effectiveness of each option, and estimates of the optimal area required to achieve targets. However, the process was not as successful as intended for resource protection because the impact of many options on water quality depends on their location. This proposal therefore aims to develop an alternative method of estimating the impact of ELS uptake on water quality.

Project Documents
• Final Report : Follow on to initial evaluation of Environmental Stewardship   (659k)
• Specification : Follow on to initial evaluation of Environmental Stewardship   (47k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2007

To: 2008

Cost: £30,789
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Central Science Laboratory
Agricultural Land              
Environmental Stewardship              
Environmental monitoring              
Rural Amenities              
Rural Development              
Fields of Study
Environmental Protection - Agriculture