Overcoming Coordination Gaps Between Water, Energy and Agriculture: Future Paths to Water Protection in Weser-Ems

Author
Franziska Meergans, Christina Aue, Christian Knieper, Sascha Kochendörfer, Andrea Lenschow, Claudia Pahl-Wostl
Content Type
Working Paper
Institution
German Development Institute (DIE)
Abstract
Intensive agriculture is characteristic for the region of Weser-Ems and the major source of nitrate pollution in groundwater. The analysis of coordination and cooperation shows that incoherent policies in the water, (bio)energy and agricultural sector have exacerbated the problem situation at hand.
Topic
Agriculture, Energy Policy, Natural Resources, Water
Political Geography
Europe, Germany