Hampshire Avon
Demonstration Test Catchment (DTC) Project

Hampshire Avon Demonstration Test Catchment (DTC) Project
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The Demonstration Test Catchment (DTC) project is a joint DEFRA, Environment Agency (EA) and Welsh Assembly Government (WAG) initiative working in three river catchments:

Avon (Hampshire)
Wensum (Norfolk)
Eden (Cumbria)

The principal aim of the project is to test the hypothesis that it is possible to reduce cost-effectively the impact of agricultural diffuse water pollution on ecological function while maintaining sustainable food production through the implementation of multiple on-farm mitigation measures.

The DTC project aims to achieve this by detecting shifts in baseline trend of the most ecologically-significant pollutants resulting from targeted on-farm measures at field to farm scales and assessing their effects on ecosystem function.

Many thanks to John Levell, Wessex Salmon and Rivers Trust for the photograph of the salmon hen used in the project logo.








Monitoring data- A live data feed to our high spec stations at Brixton Deverill and Ebbesbourne Wake is now available.  Please see the Monitoring data tab.

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