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The Demonstration Test Catchments evidence compendium - WT15116

The project created an Evidence Compendium which synthesises findings arising from the Demonstration Test Catchment (DTC) programme. The DTC programme was a government-funded project designed to provide evidence regarding how diffuse pollution from agriculture can be cost-effectively controlled. This compendium brings together and summarises the published findings from the four catchments involved in the DTC programme. The evidence is presented in six sections:
1. summary-presents key messages collated from the DTC programme
2. pollutants- For five pollutants, describes: the sources, mobilisation and delivery of the pollutant; the environmental concerns associated with it; and, interventions
3. monitoring- presents monitoring techniques to provide a comprehensive understanding of the characteristics of each catchment
4. Catchments-describes characteristics of different groups of catchments, enabling outputs from catchment-specific studies to be translated to other catchments nationally
5. Interventions- provides an overview regarding intervention selection and targeting, followed by an appraisal of each intervention for its efficacy at reducing diffuse water pollution, its cost, and farmers’ attitudes toward the intervention
6. Social science- highlights key findings supporting the policy design process for influencing an increase in mitigiation measure uptake
The evidence compendium is presented in a format that is useable to decision makers including policy, catchment advisors, agricultural facing bodies and environmental non-government organisations.

- Other DTC programme reports can be found by searching the following codes:
- Wt15100 [for phase 3 reports]
- WQ0225 [for phase 2 reports]
- WQ0210 [for phase 1 final report]

Project Documents
• FRP - Final Report : WT15116 DTC Evidence Compendium final   (7666k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2019

To: 2020

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