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dc.contributor.authorWuijts, Susanne
dc.contributor.authorClaessens, Jacqueline
dc.contributor.authorFarrow, Luke
dc.contributor.authorDoody, Donnacha G
dc.contributor.authorKlages, Susanne
dc.contributor.authorChristophoridis, Christophoros
dc.contributor.authorCvejić, Rozalija
dc.contributor.authorGlavan, Matjaz
dc.contributor.authorNesheim, Ingrid
dc.contributor.authorPlatjouw, Froukje Maria
dc.contributor.authorWright, Isobel
dc.contributor.authorRowbottom, Jenny
dc.contributor.authorGraversgaard, Morten
dc.contributor.authorvan den Brink, Cors
dc.contributor.authorLeitão, Inês
dc.contributor.authorFerreira, António
dc.contributor.authorBoekhold, Sandra
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Environmental Management. 2021, 287 .en_US
dc.description.abstractOver the last decades, nutrients and pesticides have proved to be a major source of the pollution of drinking water resources in Europe. Extensive legislation has been developed by the EU to protect drinking water resources from agricultural pollution, but the achievement of water quality objectives is still an ongoing challenge throughout Europe. The study aims to identify lessons that can be learnt about the coherence and consistency of the application of EU regulations, and their effects at the local level, using qualitative expert data for 13 local to regional governance arrangements in 11 different European countries. The results show that the complexities and inconsistencies of European legislation drawn up to protect drinking water resources from agricultural pollution come forward most explicitly at local level where cross-sectoral measures have to be taken and effects monitored. At this local level, rather than facilitate, they hamper efforts to achieve water quality objectives. The upcoming revision of the Water Framework Directive (WFD) should strengthen the links between the different directives and how they could be applied at local level. In addition, a more facilitated cross-sectoral approach should be adopted to improve stakeholder networks, between institutional levels and hydrological scales, to attain policy objectives at local level.en_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internasjonal*
dc.titleProtection of drinking water resources from agricultural pressures: Effectiveness of EU regulations in the context of local realitiesen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.rights.holder/© 2021 The Author(s).en_US
dc.source.journalJournal of Environmental Managementen_US

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