Clean water is important for many reasons; e.g. human health, farming and food, biodiversity, tourism and recreation. Wageningen University & Research offers a sound understanding of drivers, pressures, stressors and stressor interactions that cause ecological water quality impairment; the cost of adaptation and mitigation; and the effectiveness and socioeconomic implications of proposed solutions and regulations. Our researchers combine this in an integrated ecosystems approach that includes ecosystem conditions such as hydrology, morphology, physicochemistry and biology.
We focus on:
- The challenge to tackle multiple stresses;
- Preparing for emerging stressors and extremes;
- Adaptive management, nature-based solutions and engineering for sustainable good water quality in the future.