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Farm systems that produce good Water quality for drinking water supplies

Objective

Safe drinking water is vital for human health. Diffuse pollution of nitrogen and pesticides from agriculture is the main obstacle to meet drinking water quality targets. Policies to protect drinking water resources have not achieved a consistent effectiveness in all member states. The objective of FAIRWAY is to review policy, governance and farm water management approaches to protect drinking water resources in the EU and to identify and further develop innovative measures and governance approaches which will simultaneously increase the sustainability of agriculture. The FAIRWAY partners form a unique blend of researchers, farm advisers and consultancies and is built on 13 case studies (‘living labs’) in 11 different EU countries, which will form the core of a multi-actor platform, underpinning all FAIRWAY work packages. Equally important is the upscaling of successful practices from case studies to the regional, national, and EU scales, emphasising the role of effective communication and extension tools developed in FAIRWAY. The outputs will provide a blueprint for multi-actor engagement across different scales, which will allow agriculture and water policies to be addressed in a more integrated way. FAIRWAY will i) increase the scientific understanding of the relationship between agriculture and drinking water protection, ii) increase the understanding for the social, technical and economic barriers to practical implementing of measures (iii) deliver innovative measures and tools to overcome these barriers, iv) develop protocols and data-sets for monitoring of farming practices and water quality, v) develop effective governance approaches for small to large water supplies, and vi) increase awareness and involvement of farmers and other citizens in the monitoring and governance of water supplies. The FAIRWAY results will be widely disseminated to a range of targeted audiences using state-of-the-art technologies, social media and workshops.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/water management
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/hydrology

Call for proposal

H2020-RUR-2016-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Netherlands
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 622 100

Participants (21)

HASKONINGDHV NEDERLAND BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 188 750
Address
Laan 1914 35
3818 EX Amersfoort
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 207 500
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BUREAU DE RECHERCHES GEOLOGIQUES ET MINIERES
France
EU contribution
€ 333 500
Address
3 Av Claude Guillemin
45060 Orleans
Activity type
Research Organisations
LANDBRUG & FODEVARER F.M.B.A.
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 265 021,25
Address
Axeltorv 3
1609 Kobenhavn V
Activity type
Research Organisations
NORSK INSTITUTT FOR VANNFORSKNING
Norway
EU contribution
€ 410 235
Address
Gaustadalleen 21
0349 Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 183 750
Address
Kongresni Trg 12
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FONDAZIONE MEDES
Italy
EU contribution
€ 167 500
Address
Contrada San Licandro 1
84029 Sicignano Degli Alburni
Activity type
Research Organisations
CLM ONDERZOEK EN ADVIES BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 144 625
Address
Gutenbergweg 1
4101 BA Culemborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
JOHANN HEINRICH VON THUENEN-INSTITUT, BUNDESFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUER LAENDLICHE RAEUME, WALD UND FISCHEREI
Germany
EU contribution
€ 297 291,25
Address
Bundesallee 50
38116 Braunschweig
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUTO POLITECNICO DE COIMBRA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 192 500
Address
Rua Da Misericordia, Lagar Dos Corticos
3045-093 Coimbra
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF LINCOLN
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 237 432,50
Address
Brayford Pool
LN6 7TS Lincoln
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE-DEZVOLTARE PENTRU PEDOLOGIE, AGROCHIMIE SI PROTECTIA MEDIULUI
Romania
EU contribution
€ 158 125
Address
Str B Dul Marasti 61 Sector 1
011464 Bucuresti
Activity type
Research Organisations
ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 168 125
Address
Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle Univ Campus
54636 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AGRIFOOD AND BIOSCIENCES INSTITUTE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 341 375
Address
Newforge Lane 18A
BT9 5PX Belfast
Activity type
Research Organisations
AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 222 183,75
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 219 250
Address
Oster Voldgade 10
1350 Kobenhavn K
Activity type
Other
RIJKSINSTITUUT VOOR VOLKSGEZONDHEID EN MILIEU
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 174 942,50
Address
Antonie Van Leeuwenhoeklaan 9
3721 MA Bilthoven
Activity type
Research Organisations
KMETIJSKO GOZDARSKA ZBORNICA SLOVENIJE KMETIJSKO GOZDARSKI ZAVOD MARIBOR
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 88 125
Address
Vinarska Ulica 14
2000 Maribor
Activity type
Research Organisations
RSK ADAS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 203 008,75
Address
Spring Lodge 172 Chester Road Helsby
WA6 0AR Cheshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LANDWIRTSCHAFTSKAMMER NIEDERSACHSEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 129 150
Address
Mars La Tour Strasse 1-13
26121 Oldenburg
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
SCIENCEVIEW MEDIA BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 45 375
Address
Eekhoornstraat 33
1216 AP Hilversum
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)