Welcome to Legacies of Agricultural Pollutants

Human activities have greatly accelerated the nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) cycles, with excess N and P leaching into surface and groundwaters, causing problems of eutrophication, aquatic toxicity and drinking water contamination.

Protecting water quality in the face of a growing population and the corresponding demands on agriculture is critical to ensuring both water and food security for generations to come.

Legacies of Agricultural Pollutants (LEAP) is going to develop a unified framework that incorporates agricultural legacies and time lags into adaptive management strategies to protect water resources under changing climate and land use. 

  1. Apr. 1, 2019Tamara on exchange in StockholmTamara and Stockholm researchers in meeting

    University of Waterloo M.Sc. student, Tamara Van Staden, is visiting Stockholm University (SU) for one month to work with SU researchers, Jerker Jarsjö and Benoît Dessirier. Tamara's academic exchange is part of the researcher mobility plan of the LEAP project.

  2. Mar. 29, 2019Benoît Visits University of Illinois at ChicagoBoat cruise in Chicago

    Benoît Dessirier, a Postdoctoral Fellow from Stockholm Univeristy, was visiting the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) from March 4th to 29th, 2019 to work on a nitrogen (N) model for the LEAP project with Dr. Kim Van Meter

  3. July 13, 2018LEAP Annual Meeting 2018

    The second annual LEAP researcher meeting was hosted by University of Waterloo researchers, in Niagara Falls, Canada. The 2-day (June 11-12) meeting brought together researchers the work package leads, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students from the University of Coimbra, University of Waterloo, University of Copenhagen, and Stockholm University. 


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