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Managing agrochemicals in multi-use aquatic systems

Objective

Desirable protection goals for target areas will be developed through a preliminary risk assessment. Realistic worst case scenarios will be explored. The impact of land management and pesticide use on fate and effects within the target areas will be monitored, and compared to monitoring of chemical fate and effects. Effects will be monitored following the development of low cost, ecologically relevant bioassays with local species, both in the lab, and in field deployments. Outputs from environmental monitoring activities will be used to prepare local risk assessments, and develop a decision support system to aid management of the ecosystem. Implications on local stakeholders and on regulatory policy will be addressed, and policy recommendations disseminated. At the outcome of the project, a localised DSS should be established, with local researchers trained in environmental monitoring and risk assessment.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF STIRLING.
Address

Stirling
United Kingdom

Participants (5)

ASIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Thailand
Address
Paholyothin Road, Km 42
12120 Pathum Tani Klong Luang
KASETSART UNIVERSITY
Thailand
Address
Paholyothin Road
10900 Bangkok
NATIONAL AQUATIC RESOURCES RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY
Sri Lanka
Address
Crows Island
15 Colombo
UNIVERSITY OF COIMBRA
Portugal
Address
Largo Marques De Pombal
3004-517 Coimbra
UNIVERSITY OF PERADENIYA
Sri Lanka
Address

20400 Peradeniya