In focus

  • Environmental information systems developed by JRC and available on-line.

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    La Comisión Europea invita a presentar propuestas para Proyectos de Gestión de Cuencas y Proyectos de Gestión de Zonas Costeras en América Latina y el Caribe con ayuda financiera a cargo del programa temático “Medio ambiente y gestión sostenible de los recursos naturales, incluida la energía” (ENRTP 2007 - 2013). 

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    The GISEPIC AFRICA system was used to spatially assess environmental impacts of different agriculture scenarios on water and soils by assessing nitrogen leaching and runoff losses. The comparison of different management scenarios pointed out a potential increase of the environmental impact on water and soil and highlighted the importance of irrigation practices influencing environmental impact of different scenarios: it was shown how irrigation practices can bring to a more sustainable production reducing water stresses and allowing the crops to uptake efficiently the nutrients available in the soil or added with fertilizer, which are no longer available for leaching or transport with surface runoff.