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Utgör omgivande lantbruk någon risk för Skottorps vattentäkt?
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The intensification of agriculture through Europe has led to a lot of environmental issues. Among these are the increased use of fertilizer and pesticides which also constitutes a risk for many water resources. This is mainly due to the leakage of nitrate and pesticides to the water which makes it unsuitable for drinking. The aim of this study was to investigate whether the nearby agriculture constituted a risk in the catchment of Skottorp. If risks were found, the study was also aiming to evaluate possible measures that could be taken. An additional aim was to find out whether a co-operative agreement between the local authorities responsible for the catchment and the farmers would be a possible solution in case of future problems. For the study, water data related to agriculture was analyzed statistically and interviews were performed with the farmers. The study shows that there are no imminent risks to the water in the catchment related to agriculture, which makes measures unnecessary. If problems would arise in the future the study also shows that co-operative agreements are a suitable course of action.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 13 p.
Keyword [en]
Agriculture, water catchment, drinking water, fertilizer, pesticide, co-operative agreement
National Category
Natural Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-101554OAI: diva2:800307
Educational program
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health
Available from: 2015-04-02 Created: 2015-04-02 Last updated: 2015-04-02Bibliographically approved

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