Chapter 5. Managing Agricultural Catchments to Sustain Production and Water Quality

  1. Robert C. Ferrier5 and
  2. Alan Jenkins6
  1. Andrew Sharpley1,
  2. Marty Matlock2,
  3. Louise Heathwaite3 and
  4. Tom Simpson4

Published Online: 28 OCT 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444307672.ch5

Handbook of Catchment Management

Handbook of Catchment Management

How to Cite

Sharpley, A., Matlock, M., Heathwaite, L. and Simpson, T. (2009) Managing Agricultural Catchments to Sustain Production and Water Quality, in Handbook of Catchment Management (eds R. C. Ferrier and A. Jenkins), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444307672.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 5

    The Macaulay Institute, Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen AB15 8QH, UK

  2. 6

    Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Maclean Building, Crowmarsh Gifford, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 8BB, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences, Division of Agriculture, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA

  2. 2

    Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department, Division of Agriculture, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA

  3. 3

    Centre for Sustainable Water Management, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YQ, UK

  4. 4

    Water Stewardship, Inc., Suite 11, Bldg 7, 222, Severn Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21403, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 OCT 2009
  2. Published Print: 2 NOV 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405171229

Online ISBN: 9781444307672

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Keywords:

  • managing agricultural catchments and sustaining production and water quality;
  • Best Management Practices (BMPs);
  • US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA);
  • European Union Water Framework Directive (EU WFD);
  • eutrophication - water body organic enrichment;
  • WFD and water quality goals and river basin management planning;
  • twin-track policy in control of non-point source impairment in agricultural catchments;
  • socioeconomic barriers to conservation adoption;
  • managing complex ecosystem processes in catchments;
  • Illinois River Watershed Partnership

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Historical Background

  • Current Consequences

  • New Scientific Insights

  • New Operational Insights

  • Future Research and Operational Needs

  • References