Adapting farming to climate change 
Climate changes and stricter environmental regulations pose new opportunities and challenges to farmers in the North Sea Region.

Extended periods of rainfall increase erosion and input of nutrients and pathogens to water, and periods of drought hinder the ability of water to dilute diffuse inputs.

In order to maintain an efficient agricultural production under the changed conditions, farmers must adapt their production.

This is the basis for project Aquarius, which is partly funded by the EU-North Sea Region Programme Interreg IVB.

15 partners from six nations around the North Sea conduct seven national pilot projects. The common aim is to find and implement sustainable, integrated land-water management through engaging with land managers. “Farmers as water managers” is the slogan for Aquarius.

On this website we will publish information about the project throughout the project period. You will be able to find news, see pictures, read about project findings and download reports from the various pilot projects.


  • Status
  • Completed
  • Project Launch
  • 01 January 2009
  • Project completed
  • 30 June 2012
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