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The Wetland Book pp 1307-1311 | Cite as

Wetlands in the Management of Diffuse Agricultural Run-Off

  • Mark Everard
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Abstract

Natural wetland functions modify the flows and physico-chemical composition of water, as extensive systems as well as localized pockets distributed across landscapes. Contemporary, heavily modified urban and rural landscapes generate a range of diffuse sources of pollution. Intensification of land use not only generates substantial and diverse pollutants but also displaces wetland functioning naturally mitigating at least some of the problems caused by increased run-off. Retention, restoration of construction of novel wetlands and wetland functioning in agricultural landscapes is of particular importance for the reduction of run-off from farmed land.

Keywords

Anthropocene Pollution Agriculture Land use Surface sealing Constructed wetlands Integrated constructed wetlands Ecosystem services 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.International Water Security NetworkUniversity of the West of EnglandBristolUK

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