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EU.WATER : Transnational integrated management of water resources in agriculture for the EU WATER emergency control

Description:

The EU.WATER project, carried out in 8 rural study areas belonging to 8 SEE Countries, tackles the emergency related to water consumption and contamination in Europe, and aims at spreading, at transnational level, integrated water resource management in agriculture based on the optimization of water consumption and cutback of groundwater pollution.
Through a joint strategy and its downscaling within each Project Partner's governance framework (linking policy-makers, farmers, stakeholders, and researchers), EU.WATER moves towards the application of the EU Water and Nitrate Directives across SEE Countries, the development of adaptive-learning practices and innovative solution to contribute at the transition of local agriculture towards innovative and environmental-friendly measures, and the incentives to farmers to adopt eco-prescriptive practices.
EU.WATER, fostering the ongoing rural reforms and agricultural transformation process of most of the SEE Countries (some of them approaching the EU entry), has the capacity to positively influence the process for choosing agricultural management practices at the field scale, where the application of environmental protection measures bring to the stewardship of the natural resources and to the generation of incoming benefits in terms of crop’s productivity.

Project information

Lead
Lead partner: Province of Ferrara, Italy 44110 Ferrara Castello Estense, claudia.ziosi@pro
Partners

PROVINCE OF ROVIGO - Productive Activities Sector, Italy
TRANS - TISZANIAN INSPECTORATE FOR ENVIRONMENT, NATURE AND WATER, Hungary
UNIVERSITY OF DEBRECEN - Centre for Environmental Management and Policy Hungary
REGION OF WESTERN MACEDONIA, Greece
ARISOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI - Research Committee, Greece 54124 Thessaloniki University Campus
MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT, Romania 020921 Bucharest
NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IN SOIL SCIENCE, AGRICULTURAL CHEMISTRY AND ENVIRONMENT, Romania, Bucharest
AZRRI - Agency for rural development of Istria Ltd Pazin, Croatia
Institute of Agricultural Economics, Serbia, Belgrade
ODESSA NATIONAL POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY, Ukraine, Odessa
IALOVENI RAYON COUNSIL, Republic of Moldova

Source of funding
Co-financed by the South-East Europe Transnational cooperation programme

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Keywords

Water resources management, fertilization management, irrigation

Duration

2009-2012

Climate impacts

Droughts, Water Scarcity

Elements

Adaptation Measures and Actions

Sectors

Agriculture, Water management

Geographic characterization

Europe

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