An iCASP workshop aims to kick start an integrated catchment approach to reducing nitrogen pollution from farming. Most excess nitrogen comes from agricultural practices such as using nitrogenous fertilisers or slurry on fields. Too much nitrogen in the environment is harmful to water and air quality and therefore human health. However, most efforts to reduce it focus on a single impact or activity.
Now, iCASP is planning a knowledge exchange opportunity to bring together researchers into different aspects of nitrogen pollution, Defra teams, regulatory agencies and Yorkshire farmers. The aim will be to develop a project in which all perspectives will be heard and respected and that will develop more effective strategies for preventing nitrogen pollution.