- Deloitte & Touche Management Consultants, Guelph, Ont.
(Tech. Transfer Report Summaries)
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Associated SWEEP/LSP Research
Completed: October, 1992
Farm level activities
which impact on the rate and level of soil loss have significant
consequences for various "down-stream" stakeholders, such as:
- municipalities concerned with drinking
- harbour authorities concerned with
soil sediment build-ups; and
- recreationists concerned with wildlife
habitats and swimming activities.
This report examines the
various linkages between farm level soil loss and the economic impact on
these and other "downstream" consequences.
One of the major goals of
this report is to estimate the economic impact of off-farm downstream
impacts resulting from a reduction in sediment and phosphorus run-off.
Based on the current analysis, this report indicates that a 10 percent
reduction in soil erosion lowers annual downstream costs by $3 per
hectare and a 40 percent reduction lowers annual downstream costs by $12
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