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Programme Objectives

  • Analyse effectiveness of the National Action Programme (NAP) measures 
  • Support changes to needed NAP measures to achieve excellent water quality 
  • Compare catchment scales through the use of models or adaptation and validation with other experts 
  • Integrate socio-economic and biophysical components into designs to ensure a deeper understanding of Ireland’s agri-environment 
  • Determine attitudes and awareness of farmers to water pollution issues, and the economic impact of compliance with the Nitrates Directive measures 
  • Emphasise national focal points for agricultural technology and education 
  • Advisory support for farmers to underpin their profitability and facilitate the use of NAP measures