Title: Experiences in Analysis of Pressures and Impacts from Agriculture on Water Resources and Developing a Related Programme of Measures - Report of the Pilot River Basin Group on Agriculture, Phase II September 2005-December 2006
Publication Year: 2007
JRC N°: JRC37619
ISBN: 978-92-79-06228-5
Other Identifiers: EUR 22808 EN
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC37619
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: The network of PRBs Agriculture provides practical information to the WFD Strategic Steering Group on Agriculure related to gathering evidence and information in relation to agricultural pressures and impacts on the environment, including the identification of information gaps; identification of opportunities to use the existing (and potential future) CAP measures for delivering WFD objectives, including further improvements of the implementation of CAP and WFD; identification other mechanisms (apart from CAP) for MS to meet WFD objectives; sharing on best approaches for engaging and educating farmers and the public about agricultural pressures; providing links between EU water, agriculture and rural agendas and authorities. The document reports on the PRB experiences on assessment of the importance of pressures and impacts from agriculture on water resources in view of proposing adopted Programmes of Measures. Methods and results as well as an intital Catalogue of Measures are illustrated to provide insight to other river basins and to stimulate political processes.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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