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.
Major outcomes of the LEAP project are being presented at a series of webinars during the month of April 2021. Project team members will have the opportunity to present results to project stakeholders and discuss opportunities for future collaboration.
LEAP researchers from the University of Copenhagen have released a new working paper titled ‘Assessing the value of surface water and groundwater quality improvements when time lags and outcome uncertainty exist: Results from a choice experiment survey across four different countries’. The report is authored by Tobias Holmsgaard Larsen, Thomas Lundhede, and Søren Bøye Olsen.
The Sulzman Award for Excellence in Education and Mentoring is presented annually to a mid-career female scientist in recognition of significant contributions as a role model and mentor for the next generation of biogeoscientsts. Nandita is recognized for her creative research skills, as well as excellence in science education and mentoring.