(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2009)

Document title

Scale appropriate modelling of diffuse microbial pollution from agriculture

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

OLIVER D.M. (1) ; HEATHWAITE A.L. (1) ; FISH R.D. (1 3) ; CHADWICK D.R. (2) ; HODGSON C.J. (2) ; WINTER M. (3) ; BUTLER A.J. (3) ;
(1) Centre for Sustainable Water Management, Univ., Lancaster, ROYAUME-UNI
(2) North Wyke Research, Okehampton, ROYAUME-UNI
(3) Centre for Rural Policy Research, Dep. of Politics, Univ., Exeter, ROYAUME-UNI


The aim of this paper is to critically evaluate the complexities and associated uncertainties attributed to the development of models for assessing agriculturally derived microbial pollution of watercourses. A series of key issues with respect to scale appropriate modelling of diffuse microbial pollution from agriculture is presented and these include : 1) appreciating inadequacies in baseline sampling to underpin model development; 2) uncertainty in the magnitudes of microbial pollutants attributed to different faecal sources; 3) continued development of the empirical evidence base in line with other agricultural pollutants; 4) acknowledging the value of interdisciplinary working; and 5) beginning to account for economics model development


Article of periodic

published at : Progress in physical geography / ISSN 0309-1333 / CODEN PPGEEC

Editor : Sage Publications, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1977)

Millesime : 2009, vol. 33, no3 [pp. 358-377]

Bibliographic references : 4 p.

Collation : 4 fig.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 14648 A

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