Institutions & Capacity; Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation
Demonstration Test Catchments (DTC) is funded by UK government with the purpose of providing robust evidence regarding how diffuse pollution from agriculture can be cost-effectively controlled to improve and maintain water quality in rural river catchment areas. By setting up a platform with a community of researchers working closely with local stakeholders (practitioners and policy-delivery agents) and policymakers, the DTC addresses the gap in empirical evidence on the cost effectiveness of combinations of diffuse pollution mitigation measures at catchment scales.
By adopting an open and transparent approach to catchment research, the DTC aims to accelerate collective understanding of diffuse pollution and its transfer to policy development to aid better practical and cost-effective approaches.
Demonstration Test Catchments Project