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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.
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Coordinator

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH

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Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 Pb Wageningen

Netherlands

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EU Contribution

€ 622 100

Participants (21)

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HASKONINGDHV NEDERLAND BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 188 750

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 207 500

BUREAU DE RECHERCHES GEOLOGIQUES ET MINIERES

France

EU Contribution

€ 333 500

LANDBRUG & FODEVARER F.M.B.A.

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 265 021,25

NORSK INSTITUTT FOR VANNFORSKNING

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 410 235

UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 183 750

FONDAZIONE PER LO SVILUPPO SOSTENIBILE DEL MEDITERRANEO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 167 500

CLM ONDERZOEK EN ADVIES BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 144 625

JOHANN HEINRICH VON THUENEN-INSTITUT, BUNDESFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUER LAENDLICHE RAEUME, WALD UND FISCHEREI

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 297 291,25

INSTITUTO POLITECNICO DE COIMBRA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 192 500

UNIVERSITY OF LINCOLN

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 237 432,50

INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE-DEZVOLTARE PENTRU PEDOLOGIE, AGROCHIMIE SI PROTECTIA MEDIULUI

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 158 125

ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 168 125

AGRIFOOD AND BIOSCIENCES INSTITUTE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 341 375

AARHUS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 222 183,75

Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 219 250

RIJKSINSTITUUT VOOR VOLKSGEZONDHEID EN MILIEU

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 174 942,50

KMETIJSKO GOZDARSKA ZBORNIKA SLOVENIJE KMETIJSKO GOZDARSKI ZAVOD MARIBOR

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 88 125

RSK ADAS LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 203 008,75

LANDWIRTSCHAFTSKAMMER NIEDERSACHSEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 129 150

SCIENCEVIEW MEDIA BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 45 375

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 727984

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 June 2017

  • End date

    31 May 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.1.1.

H2020-EU.3.2.1.3.

H2020-EU.3.2.1.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 999 865

  • EU contribution

    € 4 999 865

Coordinated by:

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH

Netherlands