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The effectiveness of nitrogen and phosphorus load reduction measures from source to sea, considering the effects of climate change

Objective

The central aim of the proposed Source to Sea (NAPSEA) CSA is to support national and local authorities in selecting effective nutrient load reduction measures and to gain political support for the implementation. The consortium partners have been closely involved in applied research and implementation of nutrient reduction measures at local, national and European level. In NAPSEA the current challenges to reduce nutrient pollution, eutrophication and its negative impacts on inland and coastal waters and their ecosystem services will be addressed by an integrated approach addressing nutrient pollution from river source to sea, using the Rhine and Elbe Rivers-North Sea coastal system as case study and integrating three complementary perspectives: governance, nutrient pathways & measures, and ecosystem health. Each of these perspectives provide an essential part of the solution to achieving a healthy ecosystem with measures that are societally acceptable and cost-effective. We will identify options to reach a harmonized approach in nutrient reduction measures across different geographical areas and policy frameworks (governance), select and evaluate nutrient reduction scenarios with an integrated modelling framework from source to sea (nutrient pathways) and define safe ecological boundaries for different types of ecosystems along the continuum from catchment to coast (ecosystem health). NAPSEA will showcase the best practices and consider obstacles on the implementation of socially acceptable, sustainable and effective measures for several local case studies within this geographical scope, also taking into account effects of climate change. These case studies accommodate the variability in potential threats of eutrophication as well as feasibility, effectiveness and implementation of potential measures to represent different ecosystem types, with varying eutrophication symptoms, and address different socio-economic and governance scales from local to European level.

Coordinator

STICHTING DELTARES
Net EU contribution
€ 569 153,75
Address
Boussinesqweg 1
2629 HV Delft
Netherlands

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Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Delft en Westland
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (6)

HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM HEREON GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 329 093,75
Address
Max Planck Strasse 1
21502 Geesthacht

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Region
Schleswig-Holstein Schleswig-Holstein Herzogtum Lauenburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
FRESH-THOUGHTS CONSULTING GMBH
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 249 218,75
Address
Hutteldorfer Strasse 215/29
1140 Wien

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Wien Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR UMWELTFORSCHUNG GMBH - UFZ
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 307 452,50
Address
Permoserstrasse 15
04318 Leipzig

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Region
Sachsen Leipzig Leipzig
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
UMWELTBUNDESAMT
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 338 063,75
Address
Woerlitzer Platz 1
06844 Dessau-rosslau

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Region
Sachsen-Anhalt Sachsen-Anhalt Dessau-Roßlau, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
MINISTERIE VAN INFRASTRUCTUUR EN WATERSTAAT
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 117 968,75
Address
Rijnstraat 8
2500 EX Den Haag

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Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Agglomeratie ’s-Gravenhage
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
NUTRIENTEN MANAGEMENT INSTITUUT NMIBV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 88 770,00
Address
Nieuwe Kanaal 7c
6709 PA Wageningen

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Veluwe
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00