701-1342-00L  Agriculture and Water Quality

SemesterFrühjahrssemester 2016
DozierendeC. H. Stamm, E. Frossard, W. Richner, H. Singer
Periodizitätjährlich wiederkehrende Veranstaltung

KurzbeschreibungLinking scientific basics of different disciplines (agronomy, soil science, aquatic chemistry) with practical questions in the context of real-world problems of diffuse pollution due to agricultural production.
LernzielThis course discusses the application of scientific understanding in the context of real-world situations of diffuse pollution caused by agricultural production. It aims at understanding the relevant processes, analysing diffuse pollution and developing mitigation strategies starting from legal requirements regarding water quality.
Inhalt- Diversity of diffuse agrochemical pollution
- Agronomic background on the use of agrochemicals
- Transport of agrochemicals from soils to water bodies
- Development of legal requirements for water quality
- Monitoring strategies in water bodies
- Mitigation strategies

- Exercises including all major topics
- 1 field excursion
SkriptHandouts will be provided including reference list for each topic.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesSome exercises require R (http://www.r-project.org/) and a laptop during the class.