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European networks and research projects on water and agriculture

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The International Nitrogen Initiative

The International Nitrogen Initiative (INI) is an international programme supported by a network of scientists aiming at optimising the use of nitrogen for sustainable food production while minimizing its negative effects on human health and the environment
Flowers in grassland

The European Nitrogen Assessment (ENA)

The European Nitrogen Assessment (ENA) quantifies the current effects and interactions of nitrogen in Europe, offering insight for governments and other stakeholders on benefits and adverse effects of excess nitrogen in the environment for society
Tasman River outlet from air

EU-funded project GLOBAQUA

The GLOBAQUA research project studies the interaction of multiple stressors on aquatic ecosystems with water scarcity to improve water management practices and policies
Lotus flowers on Lake of Mantova

EU-funded project MARS

The MARS research project investigates how stressors from urban and agricultural land use, water power generation and climate change affect rivers, lakes and estuaries