There are major gaps in the realization of water quality targets set by national and international directives, e.g. the WFD. The wide gaps reflect the lack of real opportunities and strategies for local authorities and agricultural communities to reach these targets and still develop a competitive agriculture.
WATERDRIVE develops program strategies from the traditional farm-gate enclosed action programs to more cost-efficient and open spatial action programs for agricultural landscapes. Management of agricultural ecosystems are complex and the new strategies will enhance capacities and unlock new opportunities for public and private actors in water management.