Water in Focus

Companion cropping in OSR appears to reduce herbicide losses to water

Affinity Water has been working with local farmer, Rob Fox, to investigate the role of companion cropping on improving water quality, soil health and crop protection. Direct Driller, delves into what they’ve found from the ongoing trials. Catchment areas in the UK are largely dominated by agricultural land, which makes collaboration between water companies like …

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Anglian Water’s Grant scheme supports farmers with innovative ideas to improve soil health and water quality

In Autumn 2022, Anglian Water announced a grant scheme inviting farmers from across the catchment area to apply for funding of up to £7,500 towards innovative ideas that would help them to improve water quality, reduce chemical use and support the improvement of soil health. A total of 65 farmers were awarded grants for innovation …

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Scrap The Pumps

It is becoming increasingly apparent that our approach to flood management needs a re-think. Expensive structures and barriers, pumps and sluices might look impressive but if all they do is push the water into someone else’s kitchen further down-stream then it’s a rather hollow victory. Likewise, dredging tonnes of lost topsoil from the riverbeds so …

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Water Focus Affinity Water Sponsor Feature Groundswell 2019

At this year’s Groundswell, headline sponsor and the UK’s largest water-only supplycompany, Affinity Water will demonstrate the relationship between soil health, waterresources and the environment. Shaun Dowman, agricultural advisor at Affinity Water, explains that there is a need to change how we manage our soils and water resources, and that a close relationship between farmers …

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