Soil erosion

Soil erosion

Soil erosion by wind and water is of growing concern across Great Britain. Soil erosion affects land productivity, affects stream water quality, air quality, damages sensitive ecosystems and landscape amenity and can play a significant role in flooding events (Environment Agency, 2007)

These effects are difficult to quantify but the annual cost of soil erosion, in England alone, is estimated to be £45 million per annum (Defra, 2010).

The DiGMap-Plus project is compiling detailed information to assist environmental researchers develop better models for soil erosion, assessing texture, structure and depositional characteristics of the parent materials.

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Contact Russell Lawley for further information