The EPA has published the results of the HYDROFOR research…
EPA Research Report: AgImpact Project
The EPA has recently published the results of Research 194: AgImpact Project: A Systematic and Participatory Review of Research on the Impact of Agriculture on Aquatic Ecosystems in Ireland.
EPA-funded research generates a scientific base to support environmental protection.
With the spatial expansion of agriculture in Ireland limited by the availability of suitable land, increases in agricultural outputs should be driven by intensification of farming in existing areas through improvements in technology and resource efficiency, within the context of EU environmental directives, such as the Nitrates Directive (91/676/EEC) and Water Framework Directive (2000/60/EC), This project has developed an evidence-base for future research funding on mitigating the impacts of agriculture on aquatic ecosystems in Ireland. This was completed through review of relevant environmental and behavioural research in Ireland using a systematic review methodology and engaging with expert stakeholders via workshops and online surveys.
You can download the report from the EPA website: http://www.epa.ie/pubs/reports/research/water/research194.html
Authors: Donnacha Doody, Paul Cross, Paul Withers, Rachel Cassidy, Cara Augustenborg, Andrew Pullin, Owen Carton and Seamus Crosse