Department of Agronomy
Type of project
Type of project
15.11.2019 - 15.11.2022
BF project value
Project manager at BFPintar Marina
Limnos is leading the project consortia on EIP project titled “Constructed ecosystems for agricultural run-off mitigation and surface water protection”.
Agriculture plays an important role in maintaining water quality in the natural environment. Agricultural runoff is a source of fertilizers, organic matter and sediment being washed into water bodies. Water pollution poses a risk to aquatic ecosystems.
The purpose of the project is to link the experience of agriculture and environmental engineering to reduce the agriculture run-off pollution to surface waters.
In the project 5 constructed ecosystems will be developed and built. The monitoring/testing for efficiency and environmental impact will follow. The aim of the project is to evaluate the effectiveness of constructed ecosystems for reducing water pollution from agriculture run-off and to assess water retention capacity of the systems.
In addition to the pilot sites mentioned above, the results of the project will include awareness-raising, training and a manual for implementation of constructed ecosystems for wider use.
The projects' duration:
11/2019 – 12/2022
The project is funded by the European agricultural fund for rural development and Rural Development Programme of the Republic of Slovenia
The project is a part of EIP initiative
- University of Ljubljana (Biotechnical faculty)
- Meja Šentjur Ltd
- Jabje Infrastructure Center
- Farming entities: Dejan Küčan, Andrej Grabnar, Majda Veselič
- Society for Bird Research and Nature Protection
- Kozjansko regional development agency
- Agricultural and Forest Institute Novo Mesto
- Agricultural and Forest Institute Murska Sobota