Topsoil is made up of two local projects (one in Essex and another in Suffolk), which are part of a wider European collaboration between 26 partners in 5 countries. Our projects are in areas where the land use is predominately arable so we will be working with farmers to help come up with new or improved ways to build on the great work they are already doing around soils and water. We aim to help farmers maintain and improve their soils so they can be more productive and have less impact on the wider environment and to manage water quality and availability within the agricultural landscape.
In Essex, we are working on Layer Brook and Abberton Reservoir near Colchester.
In Suffolk we are working in the Sandlings area looking at ground water quality and availability