The Voluntary Initiative Pilot Catchment Project

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Six pilot catchments in England and Scotland were chosen where pesticides were a problem for water abstracters. Five of the catchments were surface waters, two of which included reservoirs and one was a groundwater. Over a four-year period pesticide manufacturers, water companies, agronomists, local farmers and others worked together both locally and nationally to produce a set of tools aimed at reducing pesticides in water. These tools centred on communication of a set of messages, the nature of which along with the delivery methods, evolved over the period of the project. Significant improvements were seen in all catchments. These tools are now being used within the Defra funded England Catchment Sensitive Farming Delivery Initiative.



UKWIR Reference :- 07/WR/26/2 Published Date :- 05/02/2007
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