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. Nov. 10, 2020New report considers time lags and uncertainty in water quality valuation
  2. Sep. 30, 2020Nandita Basu receives AGU's Sulzman Award for Excellence in Education and Mentoring Award
    Nandita Basu

    LEAP researcher, Nandita Basu, was awarded the Sulzman Award for Excellence in Education and Mentoring, presented by the American Geophysical Union – Biogeosciences section.

    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.

  3. Sep. 28, 2020New model evaluates consequences of climate change on the Great Lakes economy
    Great Lakes Satelitte Image

    New research from Roy Brouwer, a member of the LEAP team and executive director of the Water Institute, investigates economic impacts of climate change on the Great Lakes.

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