FAIRWAY Newsletter 21 July 2020
|Newsletter 20 October 2020|
FAIRWAY Research Highlights
We have launched a new series of short articles synthesising the major findings of the FAIRWAY deliverables.
To start the series here are two from FAIRWAY's research into decision support tools.
A comprehensive overview of decision support tools (DSTs) used by farmers, farm advisors, water managers and policy makers in the EU for water, nutrient and pesticide management was undertaken encompassing paper-based guidelines, farm-level software and phone apps, and complex models intended for research studies.
A subset of DSTs identified above was selected for evaluation in the FAIRWAY case study sites. The DSTs cover farm, catchment and regional scales and support nutrient or pesticide management, including risk assessment and identification of cost-effective mitigation measures. The purpose of the evaluation is to provide information and input data for subsequent development of a framework to highlight the ways in which DSTs can be applied successfully to establish and improve awareness of diffuse pollution of vulnerable drinking water resources among farmers and other stakeholders.
To accompany the research highlights articles we have an infographic explaining what the characteristics of a successful decision support tool are.
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