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The benefits of catchment management are widely recognised within the water industry. Understanding the delivery pathways of sediment, pesticides and nutrients, and the timing of diffuse pollution is a key challenge to achieving drinking water standards and improving the quality of watercourses.
The research has developed new approaches to catchment management, looking at land in a different way using a combination of remote sensing imagery and ground-based surveys. In circumstances where methods such as walkover surveys may not be appropriate, for example in upland and larger catchments, remote sensing tools offer an alternative way of identifying field scale solutions. The use of imagery is also very effective when engaging with landowners.
An approach has been developed which starts with readily available imagery from satellites and aerial platforms to identify potential risk in a catchment, and which then focuses in on sub-catchment and field scale solutions that require more detailed imagery.
|UKWIR Reference :- 15/DW/14/12||Published Date :- 22/09/2015|
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