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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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Overview of the case study sites in FAIRWAY

 

fairway casestudy sites

 

 

No

Country

Name

Source drinking water

Monitoring

1

Denmark

Island Tunø

groundwater

nitrate, salts

2

Denmark

Aalborg

groundwater

nitrate, pesticides

3

England

Anglian Region

surface water

pesticides

4

France

La Voulzie

groundwater (springs)

nitrate, pesticides

5

Germany

Lower Saxony

groundwater

nitrate, phosphate

6

Greece

North Greece

surface (river) & groundwater

nitrate, pesticides, phosphate

7

N. Ireland

Derg Catchment

surface water

pesticides, DOC,

8

Netherlands

Overijssel

groundwater

nitrate, pesticides

9

Netherlands

Noord-Brabant

groundwater

pesticides

10

Norway

Vansjø

surface water

nitrate, phosphate

11

Portugal

Baixo Mondego

groundwater & surface water

nitrate, pesticides

12

Romania

Arges-Vedea

groundwater

nitrate

13

Slovenia

Dravsko Polje

groundwater

nitrate, pesticides

 

 

Background

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. Policies to protect drinking water resources have not achieved a consistent effectiveness in all member states.

 

Objectives

The overall objective of the FAIRWAY project is to review current approaches and measures for protection of drinking water resources against pollution caused by pesticides and nitrate from agriculture, and to identify and further develop innovative measures and governance approaches for a more effective drinking water protection, together with relevant local, regional and national actors.

 

Specific objectives of FAIRWAY are

  • to increase the scientific understanding of the relationship between agriculture and drinking water protection,
  • to increase the understanding of the social, technical and economic barriers to practical implementing of measures,
  • to deliver innovative measures and tools to overcome these barriers,
  • to develop protocols and data-sets for monitoring of farming practices and water quality, and to increase awareness and involvement of farmers and other citizens in the monitoring of water supplies,
  • to develop effective governance approaches for small to large water supplies,
  • to identify key strategies and good practices for drinking water protection and assess the implications of these options for policy and practice.

 

Project details

Topics: Water farms – improving farming and its impact on the supply of drinking water

Call: RUR-04-2016

Type of Action  RIA-  Research and Innovation action

Coordinator:  Wageningen Research

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 727984

 

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