Wageningen Research is the main Dutch centre of expertise on rural and natural environment and agricultural land use, and engages in strategic and applied research to support policymaking and management at the local, national and international level. Wageningen Research is also involved in both research and education in water, soil and land use from local to global scale. Wageningen Research contributes to sustainable use of water and soil resources and sustainable design and management of the environment. Wageningen Research is partner in a.o. the Partnership for European Environmental Research (PEER), the Global Water Partnership (GWP), Climate-KIC, the World Water Council (WWC), the Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP) and Climate Change and Biosphere (CCB). Within FP5-7 and Horizon2020 of the EU, Wageningen Research has been and continues to be involved, either as coordinator or partner institution, in more than 120 projects, with a large share of projects working on agriculture, soil threats, land use, water policy (drinking water, surface and groundwater). Wageningen Research leads the Flagship Climate-Smart Agriculture Booster under the EIT’s Climate-KIC. With respect to agriculture, quality of drinking water resources and rural development Wageningen Research advises the European Commission on Common Agriculture Policy, the implementation of Directives including the Nitrate Directive (EU27), the Drinking Directive, Water Framework Directive, Birds and Habitat Directive.