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The Demonstration Test Catchments evidence compendium - WT15116

Description
This project created an evidence compendium to synthesise, translate and disseminate the findings arising from the Demonstration Test Catchments programme to inform the work of policy professionals and groups who engage in catchment and farm management.

Objective
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is commissioning the dissemination of knowledge accumulated during the National Demonstration Test Catchment (DTC) Network from 2009-19. The DTC network was established to :

• investigate approaches to maintain farm productivity while delivering improved environmental outcomes;
• answer key research questions to support policy formulation through the establishment of catchment ‘platforms’ to host collaborative research that integrates multiple scientific, social-science and economic disciplines;
• create networks for collaboration and knowledge exchange between researchers, farmers, policy makers, and stakeholders with an interest in agricultural affairs; and,
• trial an integrated approach to catchment management.

This project will:
• collate existing briefings and create new summaries of evidence into a form that can be readily used by policymakers and catchment practitioners
• organise a number of knowledge exchange events to disseminate the findings from the DTC programme to a national audience
The primary purpose of this knowledge dissemination is to synthesise, translate and disseminate the findings arising from the DTC programme through knowledge transfer events, seminars and briefings. This work will enable policy professionals to use the evidence in policy development and inform groups who engage in catchment and farm management.

Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2019

To: 2020

Cost: £40,000
Contractor / Funded Organisations
University of East Anglia (UEA)
Keywords
Water Quality