Soil erosion and water use in agriculture (by Cranfield University)

This report was commissioned from Cranfield University by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC). It provides supporting research for the CCC’s report: Reducing emissions and preparing for climate change: 2015 Progress Report to Parliament.

The supporting research seeks to better understand the factors that influence the vulnerability of land to soil erosion, including:

  • rainfall,
  • soil properties,
  • crop type,
  • land management, and
  • socio-economic factors.

The report also explores water use in agriculture, in particular:

  • irrigation water demand,
  • livestock water demand, and
  • intensity of water use.