Reducing the risk for eutrophication: The effectiveness of agricultural mitigation measures on nutrient loads
The Baltic Sea and Chesapeake Bay are two bodies of water that share many common features. The water in both areas is defined not least by a similar gradient from fresh water upstream to brackish water to saltwater. Programs developed to mitigate the impact of nutrient loads to the Baltic Sea and Chesapeake Bay have led to adoption of many measures. However, there is still a need to go much further in both bodies to achieve water quality goals.
There is much to learn from the success of implementation programs in both areas as well as programs that have not worked as intended. A starting point to understanding what has worked and not worked is sharing the work that has been done in both areas on the evaluation of measures. The upcoming symposium in Stockholm sponsored by SLU will discuss the effectiveness of agricultural mitigation measures in the Chesapeake Bay and the Baltic Sea through short presentations by researchers and a concluding panel discussion.
"Good to see that collaboration is developing between the Chesapeake Bay and the Baltic Sea. I have professionally followed the Chesapeake Bay work for many years ... There is much to be learned from the Bay work....I would be happy to join the symposium Chesapeake Bay – Baltic Sea: Reducing the risk for eutrophication. The effectiveness of agricultural mitigation measures on nutrient loads."
Jakob Granit, Director General Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management