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Towards harmonised procedures for quantification of catchment scale nutrient losses from european catchments

Objective

Implementation of the Water Framework Directive calls, i.a., for harmonised methodologies (hereafter referred to as 'tools') to quantify nutrient losses from diffuse sources. Experiences gained from reporting on quantitative nutrient data at European level, and the development of the HARP Guidelines, have revealed the need for reliable and comparable quantification tools.
EUROHARP will compare the performance of 10 tools by applying them on a large number of European-wide catchments, starting with the 5 catchments with the most comprehensive N and P related data available, located on a north.south/east- west gradient, before a final full scale application in a network of 17 catchments throughout Europe. EUROHARP will deliver an electronic decision support system ('toolbox') to assist end-users in selecting the most practicable and cost-effective tools for quantifying N and P losses from diffuse sources under different environmental conditions in Europe for their implementation of, i.a., the Water Framework Directive. Furthermore, social and economic consequences of improved quantification of diffuse losses of nutrients will be investigated.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

NORWEGIAN INSTITUTE FOR WATER RESEARCH
Address
19,Brekkeveien 19
0411 Oslo
Norway

Participants (19)

ADAS CONSULTING LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Woodthone, Werg's Road
WV6 8TQ Wolverhampton
BETURE CEREC
France
Address
Rue De La Vilette, 55
69425 Lyon
CENTRE DE RECHERCHE PUBLIC - GABRIEL LIPPMAN
Luxembourg
Address
Avenue De La Faïencerie 162A
1511 Luxembourg
COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES
Italy
Address
Via Enrico Fermi 1
21020 Ispra
CONSEJERIA DE MEDIO AMBIENTE DE LA JUNTA DE ANDALUCIA
Spain
Address
Avenida De La Innovacion S/n, Edificio Minister 3°
41020 Sevilla
FEDERAL ENVIRONMENT AGENCY REPRESENTING THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF AUSTRIA
Austria
Address
Spittelauer Laende 5
1090 Wien
FINNISH ENVIRONMENTAL INSTITUTE
Finland
Address
6,Kesäkatu 6
00251 Helsinki
FORSCHUNGSVERBUND BERLIN E.V.
Germany
Address
Mueggelseedamm 310
12587 Berlin
HYDROBIOLOGICAL INSTITUTE OF THE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC
Czechia
Address
Na Sadkach 7
370 05 Ceske Budejovice
INSTITUT FRANÇAIS DE L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
Address
Boulevard Alexandre Martin, 61
48058 Orleans
JORDFORSK - CENTRE FOR SOIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH
Norway
Address
Frederik A. Dahls Vej 20
1432 Aas
KIRK MCCLURE MORTON
United Kingdom
Address
74,Boucher Road 74
BT12 6RZ Belfast
LITHUANIAN INSTITUTE OF WATER MANAGEMENT
Lithuania
Address
Parko 6
5048 Vilainiai
NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE - MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY
Denmark
Address
259,Vejlsoevej 259
8600 Silkeborg
NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF ITALY
Italy
Address
Via Reno 1
00198 Roma
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
Greece
Address
5,Heroon Polytechniou 5
15780 Athens
NORWEGIAN INSTITUTE FOR URBAN AND REGIONAL RESEARCH
Norway
Address
Gaustadalleen 21
0313 Oslo
SWEDISH METEOROLOGICAL AND HYDROLOGICAL INSTITUTE
Sweden
Address
Folkborgsvaegen 1
601 76 Norrkoeping
VITUKI CONSULT ENVIRONMENTAL AND WATER MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS
Hungary
Address
Kvassay Jeno Ut.1
1095 Budapest