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Environmental risk assessment for European agriculture *

Contract nr: QLRT-CT-2000-01911
Project type: CA (Concerted Action)
Starting date:
Duration: 36 months
Total cost: 645,836 EUR
EC Contribution: 645,836 EUR
Scientific Officer:
Research topic: 5.1.1. Sustainable agriculture/Plant Systems

Abstract:
The purpose of the ENRISK project is to further develop agri-environmental assessments by investigating the role of risk-zone assessments as a means of policy implementation on sustainable land use, nature conservation and landscape management at the European level. The goal of the project is to use the existing European data and indicator concepts in order to identify areas that appear to be environmentally sensitive for certain impacts and processes related to agricultural land use, and to analyse regional aspects in selected case studies in order to make recommendations for future assessments and policy implementation.

Objectives:
The overall project objectives are as follows:
- To test the reliability of existing information at the European level for assessing sustainable agricultural land use in Europe on the basis of case studies (comparisons between European and regional/national data);
- To undertake agri-environmental risk-zone assessments for five key agri-environmental themes at the European level;
- To identify areas that are environmentally sensitive for certain impacts and processes related to agricultural use;
- To review the current scientific knowledge-base and technical state of the art in managing agri-environmental data at the European level;
- To develop recommendations for future assessments and policy implemetation;
- To strengthen the competitiveness of European agriculture on the world market by demonstrating high levels of sustainability and productivity.


Coordinator
Rob WOLTERS
European Centre For Nature Conservation
Tilburg
THE NETHERLANDS
Tel.: +31 134663240
Fax: +31 134663250
E-mail: ecnc@ecnc.nl wolters@ecnc.nl


Partners
  Richard VANE-WRIGHT
The natural history museum, Department of entomology
London
UNITED KINGDOM
Tel.: +44 02079425737
Fax: +44 02079425229
E-mail: rivw@nhm.ac.uk
  Albert SALMAN
European Union of Coastal Conservation
Leiden
THE NETHERLANDS
Tel.: +31 715122900
Fax: +31 715124069
E-mail: admin@eucc.nl
  André OOSTERLINCK
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Laboratory of Experimental Geomorphology
Leuven
BELGIUM
Tel.: +32 16324067
Fax: +32 16326400
E-mail: andre.oosterlinck@rec.kuleuven.ac.be
  Paul GORIUP
Nature Conservation Bureau Ltd
Newbury
UNITED KINGDOM
Tel.: +44 1635550380
Fax: +44 1635550230
E-mail: pgoriup@naturebureau.co.uk
  Fred KLINGAUF
Institut für Folgenabschaetzung im Pflanzenschultz
Kleinmachnow
GERMANY
Tel.: +49 5312993200
Fax: +49 5312993001
E-mail: f.klingauf@bba.de
  Winfried BLUM
Institut für bodenforschung
Utrecht
AUSTRIA
Tel.: +43 1476543101
Fax: +43 14789110
E-mail: Iuss@edv1.boku.ac.at
  Levinus ZACHARIASSE
Agricultural economics research institute
The Hague
THE NETHERLANDS
Tel.: +31 703358341
Fax: +31 703615624
E-mail: L.C.Zachariasse@lei.wag-ur.nl
  Jeremy HARRISON
UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre
Cambridge
UNITED KINGDOM
Tel.: +44 1223277314
Fax: +44 1223277136
E-mail: jerry.harrison@unep.wcmc.org
  Andre VAN DER ZANDE
Alterra Green World Research, Dept. Landuse
Wageningen
THE NETHERLANDS
Tel.: +31 317474700
Fax: +31 317419000
E-mail: a.n.vanderzande@alterra.wag.ur.nl