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Water Quality - Research

The aim of the Teagasc Water Quality Research Programme is to understand the hydrological and biogeochemical processes that govern the transport of pollutants to water. This understanding underpins the development of new technologies to reduce losses.
Teagasc work with a wide range of organisations both within and outside Ireland on researching water quality issues.


Mitigating Agricultural impacts through Research and Knowledge Exchange

The project connects the areas of biophysical science, socio-economics, behavioural psychology and implementation science in a unique and novel framework. Find out more


Roadway Runoff and Nutrient-loss Reduction

The objective of this project is to evaluate the extent, connectivity and nature of roadways and their role in nutrient transport. In time the project will devise and test mitigation strategies including best management practices and engineering solutions. Find out more


Cattle exclusion from watercourses: Environmental and socio-economic implications Find out more

WaterProtect: towards sustainable herbicide use

The Irish section of a major European research project will examine pathways of herbicide movement in an Irish field setting to ascertain its occurrence in water sources. Read more on WaterProtect: PDF)


Harmony is catchment based project that integrates research on soils and hydrology with socio-economic factors to derive locally relevant measures for agriculture in sensitive catchments. Find out more

Water Quality Research Highlights from Johnstown Castle

T-Research Water Quality Articles