Constructed ecosystems for agricultural run-off mitigation and surface water protection
Project duration: 11/2019–12/2022
Project leader: LIMNOS d.o.o.
Agriculture plays an important role in maintaining water quality in the natural environment. Agricultural runoff is a source of fertilizers, organic matter and sediment being washed into water bodies. Water pollution poses a risk to aquatic ecosystems.
The purpose of the project is to link the experience of agriculture and environmental engineering to reduce the agriculture run-off pollution to surface waters.
In the project 5 constructed ecosystems will be developed and built. The monitoring/testing for efficiency and environmental impact will follow. The aim of the project is to evaluate the effectiveness of constructed ecosystems for reducing water pollution from agriculture run-off and to assess water retention capacity of the systems.
In addition to the pilot sites mentioned above, the results of the project will include awareness-raising, training and a manual for implementation of constructed ecosystems for wider use.
We concluded with the placement of all 5 built ecosystems, each with its own purpose.