Hållbart jordbruk inom vattenskyddsområde: En studie om Sverige, Danmark, Frankrike och Tyskland
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
To guarantee protection of our drinking water, water catchment protections are established. These are divided into three different zones and in the first zone it is most likely that an activity, such as agriculture, will contaminate the water resource. Hence the activities are strongly regulated or banned. The EU communion is working towards a sustained water quality through several directives; Nitrate Directive, Waterframwork directives and Sustainable use of pesticide directive. The main purpose is to regulate the diffuse pollution from agriculture.This thesis is about how Denmark, Germany and France are working towards a sustainable agriculture within water protection areas. Sweden is also discussed but mainly about two different methods applied in Linköpings and Ljungbys municipalties.How the different countries work is mainly the same due to the directives. However, there are some interesting water management methods to observe such as voluntary agreements between water companies and farmers. Moreover, the sustainability perspective is approached in a larger scale where you and I as consumers also contribute via consumer-pays-principle. Therefore, we are, by our demand for water, the problem but also the solution and together we can contribute with good social, economic and ecological conditions for ourselves and the farmer.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 32 p.
Sustainable agriculture, voluntary agreements, water management, water catchment protection, consumer-pays-principle
Environmental Sciences related to Agriculture and Land-use Oceanography, Hydrology, Water Resources
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-27449OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-27449DiVA: diva2:779933
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