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Agricultural Catchments

Agricultural Catchments Programme LogoBetter water quality and supporting the production of high-quality food are the twin aims of the programme. Funded by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and run by Teagasc, for nearly ten years ACP staff have been working with 300 farmers across six catchments in Ireland.  A multi-discipline team is evaluating both the environmental and economic effects of the Nitrates Directive and developing science-based solutions for Ireland's water quality challenges.

Agricultural Catchments Programme - Phase 2 Report (PDF)


Per-Erik Mellander, Chief Scientist

Programme Chief Scientist Per-Erik Mellander describes how the high resolution monitoring of the water quality increases the understanding of nutrient loss