Managing Water Resources in the Agricultural Sector
Farmers face real challenges as stewards of European natural resources, from land, soil, water and biodiversity. With agriculture responsible for a third of Europe’s water use, farmers are key players in sustainable river basin management.
Given the essential nature of water to agricultural production, farmers have a special interest to address current and future water risks in order to assure the integrity of their businesses. Water availability, quality and energy costs or subsidies must be considered for short and long-term planning on a farm.
Agricultural Water Users Taking Action
Farmers are looking to reduce water losses from their farms while maintain high production and competitiveness. By evaluating all aspects of water management on the farm they are realizing cost effective, innovative solutions for water management.
Furthermore, agriculture water users are finding real value in exploring opportunities to share investments between farmers. The sector has come a long way in incorporate water-related risks into their business plans in order to prepare the farming sector to become leaders in protecting water resources.
How can EWP help?
- Learn about funding opportunities for water innovation in Europe
- Collaborate with other farmers and other water users in your river basin.
- Learn about how water stewardship will improve water management on your farm.
- Evaluate your water performance with a guided farm assessment.
- Ensure ecosystem protection and compliance with EU environmental legislation.
- Find a Recommended Consultant for help developing an integrated water management plan.
- Identify long-term planning needs to ensure future business robustness.
- Stay up to date on emerging trends in best water stewardship practices and follow EU water policy developments.
Partners from the Agriculture Partners