Constructed ecosystems for agricultural run-off mitigation and surface water protection
Project duration: 11/2019–12/2022
Project leader: LIMNOS d.o.o.
In the EIP GREKO project we linked the experience of agriculture and environmental engineering to reduce the agriculture run-off pollution to surface waters.
Agriculture significantly effects the surface water quality in the natural environment. Run-off is a source of pollution (fertilizers, organic matter and sediments) to water bodies. Water pollution poses a risk to aquatic ecosystems.
Constructed ecosystems are developed and tested as a part of drainage ditches. Based on nature’s self-cleansing abilities they represent a sustainable approach to reducing the environmental burden on water resources.
They are demonstrated in 5 different locations in Slovenia.
Current monitoring results confirm
That constructed ecosystems have a significant pollution buffering capacity.
We concluded with the placement of all 5 built ecosystems, each with its own purpose.
- Univerza v Ljubljani (Biotehniška fakulteta)
- Meja Šentjur d.d.
- Kmetijski inštitut Slovenije
- Kmetijska gospodarstva Dejan Küčan, Andrej Grabnar, Majda Veselič
- Društvo za proučevanje ptic in varstvo narave
- Razvojna agencija Kozjansko
- KGZS Zavod Novo mesto
- KGZS Zavod Murska Sobota