New scientific articles on integrated bufferzones

Author: BalticSea2020
Year published: 2019

In 2013-2015, the foundation funded the project Integrated bufferzones. The project was led by Rural Economy and Agricultural Society of Halland and aimed to reduce nutrient runoff from fields into the Baltic Sea by cleaning the nutrient-rich water from the fields using “integrated bufferzones”

In principle, these integrated bufferzones provide comprehensive filtration of both surface water and drainage water, resulting in good protection from nutrient runoff from agricultural land into waterways and the sea.

The project has continued since the foundation's funding ceased and recently a report and three scientific articles on integrated bufferzones were published:
Rapport avseende projektet ”Vetenskaplig artikel; Integrerade Skyddszoner”, 2019 (Only in Swedish)

An Assessment of the Multifunctionality of Integrated Buffer Zones in Northwestern Europe, published in Journal of Environmental Quality 2019-01-17

Nitrogen and Phosphorus Removal from Agricultural Runoff in Integrated Buffer Zones, published in Environmental Science & Technology 2018-05-07

Multi-functionality and holistic approach when ecologically improving an agricultural stream – A case study introducing Integrated Buffer Zones as a landscaping tool in the project LIFE-Goodstream. Published in Novel Methods and Results of Landscape Research in Europe, Central Asia and Siberia. Vol 5: 141-145. 2018