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. July 23, 2020Legacy Effects Session Coming to AGU 2020
    Trees along horizon of water body

    LEAP researchers Kim Van Meter and Nandita Basu are co-organizing a session at the American Geophysical Union 2020 Fall meeting focusing on impacts of legacies on our environment. The session, titled ‘Legacy Effects of Land Use on Water Quality, Watershed Processes, and Ecosystem Function’, is open for abstract submissions until July 29th.

  2. June 15, 2020LEAP at the Global Water Futures Virtual Poster Session

    LEAP researchers are presenting virtual posters as part of the Global Water Futures 2020 Annual Science Meeting. 

  3. May 29, 2020Environmental Research Letters Special Issue: Legacy Effects

    LEAP Researchers Nandita Basu and Kimberly Van Meter are leading a group of guest editors on an upcoming Special Issue of Environmental Research Letters, titled ‘Focus on Legacy Effects of Land use and Management on Water Quality and Ecosystem Function’.

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