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Modelling the effectiveness of agricultural measures to reduce the amount of pesticides entering surface waters

Katrijn MA Holvoet, Veerle Gevaert UGent, Ann van Griensven, Piet Seuntjens UGent and Peter A Vanrolleghem (2007) WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT. 21(12). p.2027-2035
abstract
In agricultural areas, pesticide concentrations in rivers can show a highly dynamic course frequently exceeding the standards. In order to diminish these high concentration peaks and to reduce their negative impacts on the receiving ecosystem, different measures can be taken. The objective of this study is to evaluate the impact of implementation of best management practices on pesticide fluxes entering surface waters using a modelling approach. We focus on the Nil catchment, a small basin situated in the centre of Belgium. From previous studies, the SWAT model (Soil and Water Assessment Tool) was calibrated and validated for hydrology and pesticide input for this basin. Different management scenarios were simulated and compared to the initial situation. The results revealed that strip cropping seems to be more efficient than the implementation of cover crops, than buffer strips, than a 25% reduction of point losses and plough management respectively. The study showed that a modelling approach can be used to estimate the impacts of water quality management programs in river basins. Such an approach allows to rank different mitigation measures for pesticide fluxes towards surface waters.
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published
subject
keyword
LOSSES, SWAT, QUALITY, river water quality modelling, pesticides, management, mitigation, CATCHMENT, SYSTEM, IMPACT, RIVER
journal title
WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
Water Resour. Manag.
volume
21
issue
12
pages
2027 - 2035
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000251642100005
JCR category
ENGINEERING, CIVIL
JCR impact factor
0.79 (2007)
JCR rank
27/87 (2007)
JCR quartile
2 (2007)
ISSN
0920-4741
DOI
10.1007/s11269-007-9199-3
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
705035
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-705035
date created
2009-06-19 11:24:56
date last changed
2010-01-22 13:40:27
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  abstract     = {In agricultural areas, pesticide concentrations in rivers can show a highly dynamic course frequently exceeding the standards. In order to diminish these high concentration peaks and to reduce their negative impacts on the receiving ecosystem, different measures can be taken. The objective of this study is to evaluate the impact of implementation of best management practices on pesticide fluxes entering surface waters using a modelling approach. We focus on the Nil catchment, a small basin situated in the centre of Belgium. From previous studies, the SWAT model (Soil and Water Assessment Tool) was calibrated and validated for hydrology and pesticide input for this basin. Different management scenarios were simulated and compared to the initial situation. The results revealed that strip cropping seems to be more efficient than the implementation of cover crops, than buffer strips, than a 25\% reduction of point losses and plough management respectively. The study showed that a modelling approach can be used to estimate the impacts of water quality management programs in river basins. Such an approach allows to rank different mitigation measures for pesticide fluxes towards surface waters.},
  author       = {Holvoet, Katrijn MA and Gevaert, Veerle and van Griensven, Ann and Seuntjens, Piet and Vanrolleghem, Peter A},
  issn         = {0920-4741},
  journal      = {WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT},
  keyword      = {LOSSES,SWAT,QUALITY,river water quality modelling,pesticides,management,mitigation,CATCHMENT,SYSTEM,IMPACT,RIVER},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {12},
  pages        = {2027--2035},
  title        = {Modelling the effectiveness of agricultural measures to reduce the amount of pesticides entering surface waters},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11269-007-9199-3},
  volume       = {21},
  year         = {2007},
}

Chicago
Holvoet, Katrijn MA, Veerle Gevaert, Ann van Griensven, Piet Seuntjens, and Peter A Vanrolleghem. 2007. “Modelling the Effectiveness of Agricultural Measures to Reduce the Amount of Pesticides Entering Surface Waters.” Water Resources Management 21 (12): 2027–2035.
APA
Holvoet, K. M., Gevaert, V., van Griensven, A., Seuntjens, P., & Vanrolleghem, P. A. (2007). Modelling the effectiveness of agricultural measures to reduce the amount of pesticides entering surface waters. WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT, 21(12), 2027–2035.
Vancouver
1.
Holvoet KM, Gevaert V, van Griensven A, Seuntjens P, Vanrolleghem PA. Modelling the effectiveness of agricultural measures to reduce the amount of pesticides entering surface waters. WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT. 2007;21(12):2027–35.
MLA
Holvoet, Katrijn MA, Veerle Gevaert, Ann van Griensven, et al. “Modelling the Effectiveness of Agricultural Measures to Reduce the Amount of Pesticides Entering Surface Waters.” WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT 21.12 (2007): 2027–2035. Print.