FOOTPRINT Developing tools for pesticide risk assessment and management in the EU

Country: EU Projects
Start Date:   1/1/2006         Duration: 36 months         Project Type: Other
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Organisation Type:  EC Project
Contaminated land-->Contaminants-->Others
Diffuse pollution-->Contaminants-->Contaminants overview
Diffuse pollution-->Diffuse pollution overview
Diffuse pollution-->Monitoring
Diffuse pollution-->Sources
Groundwater protection-->Groundwater protection overview
Groundwater protection-->Monitoring-->Monitoring overview
Water resources and their management -->Stresses, quality and ecological status
Water resources and their management -->Water resources and their management Overview
Project objectives:
FOOTPRINT aims to develop three pesticide risk prediction and management tools for use by three different groups, namely farmers and extension advisors at 
the farm scale, water managers at the catchment scale and policy makers/registration authorities at the national/EU scale. The tools will integrate components allowing users to: i) identify the dominant contamination pathways and sources of pesticide contamination ii) estimate pesticide concentrations in groundwater and surface water abstraction sources iii) assess how the implementation of mitigation strategies will reduce pesticide contamination of water resources over time. The three tools will provide a coherent solution to pesticide risk assessment and risk reduction. Their reliability and usability will be assessed through
piloting and evaluation tests at the field, farm, catchment and national scales. They will allow stakeholders to make consistent and robust assessments of
risk of contamination to water bodies at a range of scales relevant to management, mitigation and regulation. The FOOTPRINT tools are expected to make a direct
contribution to the revision of the Council Directive 91/414/EEC, the implementation of the Water Framework Directive and the future Thematic Strategy on
the Sustainable Use of Pesticides.
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Funding Programme(s): 
EC Framework Programme 6
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Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland
BRGM - Geosciences pour une Terre durable (Geosciences for a sustainable Earth)
Submitted by: EUGRIS Team Dr Antony Chapman  Who does what?  30/11/2006 16:27:00
Updated by: EUGRIS Team Professor Paul Bardos  Who does what?  04/06/2007 12:15:00