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Project title: Farm systems that produce good water quality for drinking water supplies
Project Acronym: FAIRWAY
EU Call Identifier: H2020-RUR-2016-2
Topic: RUR-04-2016 - Water farms – improving farming and its impact on the supply of drinking water
Project ID: 727984
Starting date: 01-06-2017
Ending date: 31-05-2021
Project duration: 48 months
Project website address:
Information website address:
Project coordinator: Stichting Wageningen Research, NL
EU Project Representative: Lara Congiu (REA)
EU Project Officer: Gaetan Dubois (DG Agri)
Project scientific coordinator: Gerard Velthof (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Type of funding scheme: RIA - Research and Innovation action
Targeted Budget: 5.000 M€ (EU contribution)

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Overview of the case study sites in FAIRWAY

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fairway casestudy sites






Source drinking water




Island Tunø


nitrate, salts





nitrate, pesticides



Anglian Region





La Voulzie

groundwater (springs)

nitrate, pesticides



Lower Saxony


nitrate, phosphate



North Greece

surface (river) & groundwater

nitrate, pesticides, phosphate


N. Ireland

Derg catchment

surface water

pesticides, DOC,





nitrate, pesticides









surface water

nitrate, phosphate



Baixo Mondego

groundwater & surface water

nitrate, pesticides








Dravsko Polje


nitrate, pesticides




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FAIRWAY Project Management Team

Wageningen Environmental Research

  • Gerard Velthof (Coordinator; project leader)
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  • Peter Schipper (Deputy project leader)
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In this section of FAIRWAYiS we 

  • review and assess measures and practices aimed at maintaining and/or improving water quality of drinking water supplies;
  • identify, evaluate and further develop transparent agri-environmental indicators to monitor and assess the impact of measures and good practices on drinking water quality;
  • review, adapt, demonstrate and evaluate decision support tools (DSTs) for advice, training and communication in order to inform mitigation and establish common awareness for diffuse pollution of vulnerable drinking water resources among farmers and water suppliers.


Farming practices

Briefing paper 600 x 600

Monitoring and indicators

video clip ed 600 x 600

Decision support tools

Infographic01 WP7 Agriculture and water quality EN crop 600 x 600
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