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Agricultural pollution and mitigation

University of city
In Hatfield ()

£360
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Typology Short course
  • Short course
Description

The Agricultural Pollution and Mitigation short course introduces the causes and consequences of the main environmental impacts arising from agricultural systems and related activities. It examines the environmental science processes involved, alongside the main approaches to mitigation and remediation. These will be placed in the context of UK and European policy and legislation. The techniques commonly used to evaluate the environmental implications of agricultural pollutants will also be explored along with their advantages, disadvantages and limitations.

Frequent Asked Questions

· What are the objectives of this course?

This course is suitable for:
Those wishing to specialise in agri-environmental best practice in an advisory capacity
Policy makers and regulators seeking a deeper understanding of the scope for maximising the environmental performance of the agricultural industry in light of conflicting demands
Those seeking greater knowledge of the practical issues facing those involved in rural land management who wish to improve the environmental performance of the sector

What you'll learn on the course

Legislation
Mitigation
Environmental Policy
Pollution
Pesticides
Organic
Agricultural
Common Agricultural Policy
Ecotoxicology
Nutrient

Course programme

This short course will be run by staff from the University's Agriculture and Environment Research Unit (AERU), who have been at the cutting edge of agricultural best practice and knowledge transfer in the sector for over a decade.
Subjects tackled include:
European and UK agri-environmental policy and legislation including the Common Agricultural Policy
Activities contributing to climate change and their evaluation, mitigation and management;
Fate, transport, impacts and ecotoxicology of agricultural pesticides
Nutrient cycling and environmental pollution including the use of organic manures and organic amendments
Agri-environmental indicators, benchmarking approaches and other approaches to manage environmental quality
Enhancement and monitoring of on-farm biodiversity and habitats commonly found in Europe
Implications for agricultural sustainable intensification
This course is suitable for:
Those wishing to specialise in agri-environmental best practice in an advisory capacity
Policy makers and regulators seeking a deeper understanding of the scope for maximising the environmental performance of the agricultural industry in light of conflicting demands
Those seeking greater knowledge of the practical issues facing those involved in rural land management who wish to improve the environmental performance of the sector

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