SCALE – Managing Sediment Connectivity in Agricultural Landscapes for reducing water Erosion impacts – is a project within the European Joint Programme EJP SOIL.
SCALE is a consortium of 13 research institutes from 9 EU-countries that aims to improve erosion mitigation strategies in respect to
- harmonisation of a framework for mitigation planning that accounts for regional differences in erosion damages supported by erosion modelling,
- the introduction of hydrological connectivity as a key consideration in mitigation strategies,
- the adequacy of their application in different agricultural environments in the EU member states and
- the consideration of soil functions (i.e., pools of organic matter and biodiversity, water and nutrient supply) associated with the transfer of sediment from land to water.