Agriculture and the Environment : Minerals, Manure and Measures

In this study, an overview is presented of agricultural policies on manure and minerals, relating to the Nitrate Directive to remedy excessive surface- and groundwater contamination from intensive agricultural practices. Six countries belonging to the European Union were studied: the Netherlands, Be...

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Main Authors: de Walle, F.B., Sevenster, J. (Author)
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Dordrecht Springer Netherlands 1998, 1998
Edition:1st ed. 1998
Series:Soil & Environment
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • 1. Introduction
  • Objective of the project
  • Project approach
  • Sources of information
  • Methodology
  • The structure of this book
  • 2. The European Context
  • The International North Sea Conferences (INSC)
  • The Paris Conventions (PARCOM) amd Oslo Commissions (OSCOM and OSPAR)
  • The Nitrate Directive of the European Union
  • Legal Status of declarations
  • 3. The Netherlands
  • Country condition
  • Environmental pressures and sources
  • Ambient environmental conditions of soils, surface-, ground- and drinking water
  • Need and purpose of existing policy and regulation (international and national)
  • Policy formulation and legal incorporation (international and national)
  • Regulatory controls
  • Monitoring and control, record keeping and verification
  • Financial measures and incentives
  • Effect of measures
  • Role of different actors
  • Future developments
  • 4. Belgium
  • Country condition
  • Environmental pressures and sources
  • 11. International Comparisons
  • Comparison of environmental pressures
  • Comparison of policies
  • Conclusions from international comparison
  • 12. Conclusions and Recommendations
  • The Netherlands
  • Belgium
  • Denmark
  • France
  • Germany
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Canada
  • Conclusions and recommendations
  • About the Authors
  • Environmental pressures and sources
  • Ambient environmental conditions of soils, surface-, ground- and drinking water
  • Need and purpose of existing policy and regulation (international and national)
  • Policy formulation and legal incorporation (international and national)
  • Regulatory controls
  • Monitoring, control, record keeping and verification
  • Financial measures and incentives
  • Effect of measures
  • Role of different actors
  • Future developments
  • 7. Germany
  • Country condition
  • Environmental pressures and sources
  • Ambient environmental conditions of soils, surface-, ground- and drinking water
  • Need and purpose of existing policy and regulation (international and national)
  • Policy formulation and legal incorporation (international and national)
  • Regulatory controls
  • Monitoring and control, record keeping and verification
  • Financial measures and incentives
  • Effect of measures
  • Role of different actors
  • Future developments
  • 8. United Kingdom
  • Country condition
  • Environmental pressures and sources
  • Ambient environmental conditions of soils, surface-, ground- and drinking water
  • Need and purpose of existing policy and regulation (international and national)
  • Policy formulation and legal incorporation (international and national)
  • Regulatory controls
  • Monitoring and control, record keeping and verification
  • Financial measures and incentives
  • Effect of measures
  • Role of different actors
  • Future developments
  • 9. United States
  • Environmental pressures and sources
  • Ambient environmental conditions of soils, surface-, ground- and drinking water
  • Policy formulation and legal incorporation (international and national)
  • Regulatory controls
  • State regulations for manure controls
  • 10. Canada
  • Environmental pressures and sources
  • Ambient environmental conditions
  • Policy formulation and legal incorporation
  • Regulatory controls
  • Provincial regulations for manure controls
  • Ambient environmental conditions of soils, surface-, ground- and drinking water
  • Need and purpose of existing policy and regulation (international and national)
  • Policy formulation and legal incorporation (international and national)
  • Regulatory controls
  • Monitoring and control, record keeping and verification
  • Financial measures and incentives
  • Effect of measures
  • Role of different actors
  • Future developments
  • 5. Denmark
  • Country condition
  • Environmental pressures and sources
  • Ambient environmental conditions of soils, surface-, ground- and drinking water
  • Need and purpose of existing policy and regulation (international and national)
  • Policy formulation and legal incorporation (international and national)
  • Regulatory controls
  • Monitoring and control, record keeping and verification
  • Financial measures and incentives
  • Effect of measures
  • Role of different actors
  • Future developments
  • 6. France
  • Country condition