Agricultural Water Quality

Food production, water, and the environment are very closely interlinked. Agricultural food production utilizes 38% of the world’s total land mass, putting ecosystems and ecosystem services under severe pressure. Landscaping and drainage systems are changing the hydrological balances and runoff patterns. Consumption of huge quantities of water for irrigation can further (through the drainage of nutrients and pesticides) threaten environmental quality.

Our goals:

  • • Meeting the increasing need for more efficient and secure food production
  • • Increasing environmental sustainability, alleviating threats to water resources and ecosystem services
  • • Optimizing the management and use of water and land