This project combines natural science and socio-economic research to assess the costs and benefits to the rural community of changing farming practices to produce a healthy and sustainable river environment of good amenity value. A key focus of the project is to examine how (within a context of reforms to the Common Agricultural Policy and complicating issues such as climate variability and non-agricultural sources of pollution) the implementation of the EU Water Framework Directive is likely to affect agricultural activities (eg due to possible restrictions on fertiliser use or faecal matter outputs from livestock) and so impact upon incomes within already fragile farming communities.

The research will also assess the potential water amenity and recreational benefits arising from such policies and compare this to their likely cost. Central to the methodology will be an interdisciplinary framework that combines water quality modelling with farm surveys and economic analyses to provide an integrated study of this multifaceted issue. The project will build upon the findings from a number of previous studies and focus on a case study of the Humber catchment (which covers a fifth of the area of England from the midlands to north Yorkshire and across to the east coast).



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Identifying the catchment size at which robust estimations of agricultural land use can be made, and implications for diffuse pollution modelling

Author: Paulette Posen Date: 01 July 2011 Journal article

Assigning confidence limits to outputs from a nitrate leaching model : a case study from the River Ure catchment, UK

Author: P. Posen Date: 22 October 2010 Conference paper/presentation

Catchment hydrology, resources, economics and management (ChREAM)

Creator: Ian Julian Bateman Date: 20 October 2010 Presentation/lecture

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Integrated and spatially explicit modelling of the economic value of complex environmental change and its knock-on effects

Author: Ian Julian Bateman Date: 20 October 2010 Conference paper/presentation

An econometric model of agricultural land use for predicting policy change impacts : a case study examining implementation of the Water Framework Directive in the UK

Author: Ian Julian Bateman Date: 20 October 2010 Conference paper/presentation

Preference learning versus coherent arbitrariness : NOAA guidelines or a Learning Design Contingent Valuation (LDCV)

Author: Ian Julian Bateman Date: 20 October 2010 Conference paper/presentation

Can we incorporate biodiversity values into decision making?

Author: Ian Julian Bateman Date: 18 October 2010 Conference paper/presentation

Preferences : from construction to discovery?

Creator: I. Bateman Date: 18 October 2010 Presentation/lecture

Using geographical information systems (GIS) and virtual reality (VR) to bring the environment into economic analyses

Creator: I. Bateman Date: 18 October 2010 Presentation/lecture

Using geographical information systems (GIS) and virtual reality (VR) to bring the environment into economic analyses

Creator: Ian Bateman Date: 18 October 2010 Presentation/lecture

Preferences : from construction to discovery?

Creator: Ian Bateman Date: 18 October 2010 Seminar/workshop

Using geographical information systems (GIS) and virtual reality (VR) to bring the environment into economic analyses

Creator: Ian Bateman Date: 18 October 2010 Presentation/lecture

Valuing environmental preferences : new tools for policy appraisal

Creator: Ian Bateman Date: 18 October 2010 Presentation/lecture

Reducing gains/loss asymmetry : a virtual reality choice experiment (VRCE) valuing land use change

Creator: Ian Julian Bateman Date: 18 October 2010 Seminar/workshop

Stated preferences : from construction to discovery?

Creator: Ian Bateman Date: 18 October 2010 Presentation/lecture

AquaMoney - UK case study : integrating revealed and stated preference approaches to valuing benefits of the water framework directive

Creator: Ian Bateman Date: 18 October 2010 Presentation/lecture

Using geographical information systems (GIS) and virtual reality (VR) to bring the environment into economic analyses

Creator: Ian Bateman Date: 18 October 2010 Seminar/workshop

Proposals for a trans-EU common design aquamoney study

Creator: Ian Bateman Date: 18 October 2010 Presentation/lecture

Valuing environmental costs and benefits

Creator: Ian Bateman Date: 18 October 2010 Presentation/lecture

Land use modelling and optimal targeting of policy

Creator: Ian Bateman Date: 18 October 2010 Presentation/lecture

Land use modelling, valuation and optimal targeting of policy

Creator: Ian Bateman Date: 18 October 2010 Presentation/lecture

Background and proposed methodology

Creator: Ian Bateman Date: 18 October 2010 Presentation/lecture

The way forward

Creator: Ian Julian Bateman Date: 18 October 2010 Presentation/lecture

The aggregation of environmental benefit values : welfare measures, distance decay and total WTP

Author: Ian Julian Bateman Date: 18 October 2010 Conference paper/presentation

Household versus individual valuation : what’s the difference?

Author: Ian Julian Bateman Date: 18 October 2010 Conference paper/presentation

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Start date
01 January 2006
End date
30 October 2010
Grant holder
Professor Ian Julian Bateman
Co-applicants
Grey
Dr David Hadley
Professor Robert Kerry Turner
Dr Brett Day
Professor Roy Brouwer
Professor Dan Rigby
Professor Colin Neal
Professor David Kay
Professor Andrew Jones
Professor Timothy Jickells
Professor Julian Andrews
Professor Andrew Lovett
Dr Stavros Georgiou
Mr Graham Leeks
Grant amount
£942,912.52
Grant reference
RES-227-25-0024
Discipline
Interdisciplinary Studies
Grant type