Agriculture often discharges pollutants such as antibiotics into surface and ground water, causing negative effects on nature and society. This study aims to explore future Agricultural Green Development (AGD) pathways for food and clean water in the North China Plain and China in the 21st century. For this, a multi-pollutant model will be developed to quantify inputs of pollutants to surface and ground water today and in the future. AGD pathways integrating optimistic options will be developed to increase the availability of clean water under sustainable agriculture in the North China Plain and China.
The research is carried out in cooperation with China Agriculture University.
We provide a disciplinary and multidisciplinary research programme aimed at advanced understanding of environmental problems and advanced training of PhD candidates in this field.