Agricultural water pollution: key knowledge gaps and research needs

Evans, Alexandra E. V., Mateo-Sagasta, Javier, Qadir, Manzoor, Boelee, Eline and Ippolito, Alessio, (2018). Agricultural water pollution: key knowledge gaps and research needs. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 36 20-27

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  • Sub-type Journal article
    Author Evans, Alexandra E. V.
    Mateo-Sagasta, Javier
    Qadir, Manzoor
    Boelee, Eline
    Ippolito, Alessio
    Title Agricultural water pollution: key knowledge gaps and research needs
    Appearing in Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability
    Volume 36
    Publication Date 2018-10-25
    Place of Publication Amsterdam
    Publisher Elsevier
    Start page 20
    End page 27
    Language eng
    Abstract While water pollution is starting to receive the attention it deserves, the contribution of agriculture requires greater consideration as current agricultural practices have an unprecedented impact on water quality. This paper reviews knowledge in selected areas of agricultural water pollution (AWP) and identifies future research needs. These include source attribution, emerging contaminants, costs and incentives for adoption of pollution reduction measures. Future research priorities include identification and testing of locally appropriate markers; modelling the effects of contaminants on biota and pathways of microbial contaminants; harmonization of data collection and calculation of economic costs of AWP across countries and projects; and how to better share relevant knowledge to incentivize improved agricultural practices.
    Copyright Holder Elsevier B. V.
    Copyright Year 2018
    Copyright type All rights reserved
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