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LuWQ2019: International Conference on Land Use and Water Quality

03 Jun 2019
06 Jun 2019

LuWQ2019 is an international and interdisciplinary conference on the cutting edge of science, management and policy to minimise effects of agriculture and land use changes on the quality of groundwater and surface waters.


Aarhus, Denmark, 3-6 June 2019

Objectives of the conference:

  • to provide a forum for exchange of scientific knowledge, research to better understand ’systems function’, modelling and uncertainty;
  • to discuss the entire policy cycle for water quality improvement;
  • to intensify contacts (a) between soil/water related scientists, agro related scientists, social scientists, ecological scientists and economists, and (b) between scientists, water managers and policy makers.


  1. Increasing our understanding of ‘systems function’: research, tools and methodologies to increase understanding and improving modelling of the hydro(geo)logical, geochemical and biochemical processes
  2. Water quality monitoring: improving monitoring, data management and combined monitoring-modelling to support the evaluation of programmes of measures
  3. Impact of climate change on land use and water quality: assessment of impact on groundwater and surface water quality
  4. Assessment of national or regional policy: effectiveness of programmes of measures on water quality on a regional and national scale
  5. Improving water quality by farm management practices: research (monitoring and modelling) at plot, field and catchment scales to quantify the effects of farming practices and changes in land use
  6. Improving water quality by establishing eco-technological mitigation measures: development, testing, implementation and operation at plot, field and catchment scales to quantify the effects of structural measures
  7. Managing protected areas for water supply and nature conservation: risk assessment techniques, monitoring and modelling of water quality and quantity for the protection of (a) water resources for drinking water supply, and (b) groundwater dependent terrestrial ecosystems
  8. Decision-making on Programmes of Measures: the role of stakeholder input and science in policy decision-making
  9. Implementation of Programmes of Measures: social and economic incentives and regulatory mandates that drive implementation (carrots and sticks)

More information can be found at the conference-Website: