Limnos is leading the project consortia on EIP project titled »Constructed ecosystems for agricultural run-off mitigation and surface water protection«.
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.
The project is funded by the European agricultural fund for rural development and Rural Development Programme of the Republic of Slovenia.
The project is a part of EIP initiative.
- University of Ljubljana (Biotechnical faculty)
- Meja Šentjur Ltd
- Jablje Infrastructure Center
- Farming entities: Dejan Küčan, Andrej Grabnar, Majda Veselič
- Society for Bird Research and Nature Protection
- Kozjansko regional development agency
- Agricultural and Forest Institute Novo Mesto
- Agricultural and Forest Institute Murska Sobota