The creation of a partnership between several European countries in order to collect information on water quality is central to this project.
Since The Netherlands, Denmark, Northwest-Germany, Belgium, Southwest-England and Northwest France have the same intensive agriculture, landscape and type of catchments, it is worthwhile to compare the outcome of nutrient emission studies and to evaluate programmes of measures in order to derive more information about successful strategies to improve the water quality in our countries. Furthermore, new or additional studies could be set up within this international network to reduce the costs of research. The goal of this project is to collect and compare data and information relevant to the discussion of water quality and compare it for the different countries. Also the evaluation of different nutrient management strategies and the formulation of recommendations to gather relevant missing information are part of this project.