Framework and tools for agricultural landscape assessment relating to water quality protection.

@article{GascuelOdoux2009FrameworkAT,
  title={Framework and tools for agricultural landscape assessment relating to water quality protection.},
  author={Chantal Gascuel-Odoux and Florence Massa and Patrick Durand and Philippe M{\'e}rot and Olivier Troccaz and Jacques Baudry and Claudine Thenail},
  journal={Environmental management},
  year={2009},
  volume={43 5},
  pages={921-35}
}
While many scientific studies show the influence of agricultural landscape patterns on water cycle and water quality, only a few of these have proposed scientifically based and operational methods to improve water management. Territ'eau is a framework developed to adapt agricultural landscapes to water quality protection, using components such as farmers' fields, seminatural areas, and human infrastructures, which can act as sources, sinks, or buffers on water quality. This framework allows us… CONTINUE READING