Welcome to LEAP

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. Aug. 14, 2017Pan European Networks feautres LEAP project

    The Leap project has been featured in a special report on the Pan European Networks website. The full article can be viewed at: http://www.paneuropeannetworks.com/special-reports/reconciling-agriculture-and-water-quality/

  2. Apr. 17, 2017Researchers tackle water pollution from agriculture on a global scale

    Three Water Institute members – Philippe Van Cappellen (earth and environmental sciences), Nandita Basu (earth and environmental sciences and civil and environmental engineering) and Roy Brouwer (economics) – will receive more than $550,000 to address persistent, long-term pollution created by excess fertilizers in the lakes, rivers and wetlands in several parts of the world.

  3. Apr. 6, 2017LEAP researchers attend Water JPI Joint Call kick-off meeting in Stockholm

    The Water JPI Joint Call kick-off meeting takes place in Stockholm, Sweden on April 6th, 2017. The event is a gathering of representatives from the 21 projects funded through the Water JPI Joint Call, which focuses on sustainable management of water resources in agriculture, forestry and freshwater aquaculture sector.

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