Agri-environment measures – multiple benefits
Water management measures in the agricultural landscape are central in the progress to reach sustainable development goals. Knowledge on their functionality and effectiveness under various local conditions is needed for cost-effective localization and implementation. Water and nutrients are transported from the fields through drainage systems and out to the stream and lakes. Therefore, also the landscape perspective is key in water management. Each measure may have limited effect but all together, they make a difference. Besides the effects on nutrient and water retention, many measures also have other eco-system benefits as increased potential for biodiversity on land and in waters, for example by the establishment of more surface waters. On the other hand, the same measure could have negative side-effects, for example increased emissions of green-house gases. Besides providing easily accessible information concerning 12 different agri-environment measures an attempt is also made to estimate the multi-functional effect of the measures.
- Waterdrive Catalogue of Measures This link will give you full access to the Waterdrive Cataloque of Measures.
Regional conference workshop videos
- Catalogue of measures – supporting multiple ecosystem services – YouTube – Cataloque of measures – supporting multiple ecosystem services
- Drainage for food and environment – YouTube – Sustainable drainage for food production
- Rewetting and sustainable use of peatlands – YouTube – Rewetting and sustainable use of peatlands