LuWQ2019 – International Conference on LAND USE and WATER QUALITY: Agriculture and the Environment
LuWQ2019 is an interdisciplinary conference on the cutting edge of science, management and policy to minimise effects of agriculture and land use changes on the quality of groundwater and surface waters. The conference aims to discuss the entire ’policy cycle’ to enable enhancing the quality of the water environment, which includes problem recognition, formulation of technical options, policy formulation, interaction between policy makers and stakeholders (i.e. pressure groups), policy implementation, monitoring and research. The conference also aims to facilitate networking opportunities between scientists of different discipline backgrounds i.e. economic, social and natural sciences, as well as between scientists, water managers and policy makers. The objectives are:
- to provide a forum for exchange of scientific knowledge, research to better understand ’systems function’, modelling and uncertainty;
- to discuss the entire policy cycle for water quality improvement; and
- to intensify contacts (a) between soil/water related scientists, agro related scientists, social scientists, ecological scientists and economists, and (b) between scientists, water managers and policy makers.
The conference themes and topics are characterised by the following keywords: agronomy, agro-economics, agro-sociology, water management, water policy, hydrology, aquatic ecosystems, terrestrial ecosystems, unsaturated zone, groundwater, surface waters, drinking water, monitoring, modelling, water quality, nutrients, pesticides and other organic agrochemicals, heavy metals.
Organised by Organised by Aarhus University, Denmark (principle organiser); RIVM National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, the Netherlands; Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS), Denmark; and Umweltbundesamt (UBA), German Environment Agency, Germany. IAH is Scientific Sponsor of the conference.
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