ADAs Technical and Environment Committee instigated a workstream in 2018 to establish a methodology to collect, collate and interpret data from IDBs, which can be used to better explain their value and purpose to decision makers and the wider public. ADA is pleased to launch a key output from this project; IDB infographics, which are based on the IDB1 data submitted to Defra by each IDB each year as part of their annual returns. This first publication is based on the 2017-2018 submissions but can and will be updated to present the most recent data each year.
These infographics hopefully need little explaining as they have been carefully designed to present key facts, figures and trends related to IDBs in a visual and concise way. Individual data which provide an overview of a particular aspect of an IDBs work have been grouped together in modules which can each be delivered separately or with any number of other modules in order to support the message being communicated. This means that the infographics are suitable for a wide range of audiences and purposes.
ADA encourages all IDB’s and industry stakeholders to use the infographics to support their communications and promote and publicise their work both locally and on a national level. ADA will of course do the same. The infographics can be downloaded from here.
This project could not have reached this successful conclusion if it were not for the support of many IDB colleagues and our thanks go to all involved for their input.