Safe drinking water is vital for human health. Diffuse pollution of nitrogen and pesticides from agriculture is the main obstacle to meet drinking water quality targets.
The objective of FAIRWAY is
- to review approaches for protection of drinking water resources against pollution by pesticides and nitrate, and
- to identify and further develop innovative measures and governance approaches for a more effective drinking water protection.
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September 2021: Registration open
The webinar will be of interest and use to policymakers and stakeholders tasked with reducing nitrate and pesticide losses to water from agricultural systems. Results from the FAIRWAY project highlighting the importance of Decision Support Tools to help land managers implement measures to reduce nitrate and pesticide losses will be presented by project partners from across Europe.
Programme to include
- Information on the most promising measures for reducing nitrate and pesticide losses to drinking water
- A Framework of Decision Support Tools to help farmers and policy makers implement measures to reduce diffuse pollution
- Demonstration of a phone app to help reduce pesticide losses to water
- Presentation of the FaST Tool to support the sustainable use of nutrients across the EU
August 2021: Coherence in EU law and policy - a new infographic
Recently released on the FAIRWAYiS website - an infographic on coherence in EU law and policy.
Agricultural pollution by nitrates and pesticides from agriculture is one ofthe main obstacles to meeting drinking water quality targets in the EU. To successfully prevent and manage diffuse pollution, legal and policy frameworks need to be coherent and consistent.
For more details see »Coherence in EU law and policy for the protection of drinking water resources
August 2021: Potential synergies - a new infographic
Recently released on the FAIRWAYiS website - an infographic on synergies in practices.
Potential synergies for evidence-based practices for reducing nitrate and pesticide pollution of drinking water resources.