EUROHARP Towards Harmonised Procedures for Quantification of Catchment Scale Nutrient Losses from European Catchments

Country: EU Projects
Start Date:           Duration: 48 months         Project Type: RTD
Contract Number: EVK1-CT-2001-00096
Organisation Type:  EC Project
Diffuse pollution-->Sources
Groundwater protection-->Groundwater protection overview
Groundwater protection-->Monitoring-->Monitoring overview
Groundwater protection-->Planning-->Modelling
Groundwater protection-->Planning-->Protective areas
Soil-->Soil Overview
Water resources and their management -->River basins
Water resources and their management -->Stresses, quality and ecological status
Water resources and their management -->Water resources and their management Overview
Project objectives:
The first primary objective of EUROHARP is to provide end-users (national and international European environmental policy-makers) with a thorough scientific 
evaluation of the nine contemporary quantification tools and their ability to estimate diffuse nutrient (N, P) losses to surface freshwater systems and coastal
waters. Thereby facilitate the implementation of the EC Water Framework Directive. The second primary objective is to develop an electronic decision support system (tool-box) for the identification of benchmarking methodologies with
respect to both costs and benefits, for the quantification of diffuse nutrient losses under different environmental conditions across Europe. EUROHARP will contribute substantially to improved comparability, transparency and reliability of the quantification of nutrient losses from diffuse
sources, and thereby to improved efficiency of abatement strategies related to the implementation of e.g. the Nitrates Directive and the Water Framework
Project Summary:
EUROHARP includes nine different contemporary methodologies for quantifying diffuse losses of N and P, and a total of 17 study catchments across gradients 
in European climate, soils, topography, hydrology and land use. These methodologies have been selected to include those approaches - applicable at catchment
scale - that are currently used by European research institutes to inform policy makers at national and international levels.
Achieved Objectives:

Product Descriptions:

Additional Information:

Project Resources:

Review and literature evaluation of quantification tools for the assessment of nutrient losses at catchment scale

Catchment Report: River Odense, Denmark. Trend Analysis, Retention and Source Apportionment

Catchment report: Vansjø-Hobøl, Norway. Trend Analysis, Retention and Source Apportionment

Catchment Report: Enza, Italy – Trend analysis, retention and source apportionment

Catchment Report:Yorkshire-Ouse, England – Trend analysis, retention and source apportionment

Catchment Report: Gurk, Austria – Trend analysis, retention and source apportionment.

EUROHARP Catchment Report: Hungary

Modelling approaches: Model parameterisation, calibration and performance assessment methods in the EUROHARP project

Catchment report: Guadiamir, Spain. Trend Analysis, Retention and Source Apportionment
Funding Programme(s): 
EC Framework Programme 5
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Submitted by: EUGRIS Team Dr Stefan Gödeke  Who does what?  15/03/2005 10:07:00
Updated by: EUGRIS Team Professor Paul Bardos  Who does what?  03/10/2006 11:40:00