Specific Management And Robust Targeting of Riparian Buffer Zones


Current Guidelines

The establishment of riparian buffer measures to enhance the delivery of ecosystem services, and the protection of water quality in particular, have been in existence nationally and internationally for a number of decades. These measures include those incorporated under compulsory Good Agricultural and Environmental Conditions (GAEC) (and Greening measures) and optional agri-environment buffer measures (e.g. Green Low Carbon Agri-environment scheme (GLAS). (Note: secure link to legitimate websites)

About SMARTER BufferZ

The SMARTER_BufferZ project aims to ensure optimal targeting and management of riparian buffers for the effective management of Irish rivers, and ensure the right measure is in the right place.

This project is funded under the EPA Research Programme 2014-2020. The EPA Research Programme is a Government of Ireland initiative funded by the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment. It is administered by the Environmental Protection Agency, which has the statutory function of co-ordinating and promoting environmental research.

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