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2019-11-21Zeitschriftenartikel DOI: 10.3390/w11122450
Agricultural Nitrogen Pollution of Freshwater in Germany. The Governance of Sustaining A Complex Problem
dc.contributor.authorKirschke, Sabrina
dc.contributor.authorHäger, Astrid
dc.contributor.authorKirschke, Dieter
dc.contributor.authorVölker, Jeanette
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-04T12:26:45Z
dc.date.available2020-09-04T12:26:45Z
dc.date.issued2019-11-21none
dc.date.updated2019-12-13T08:03:08Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://edoc.hu-berlin.de/18452/22575
dc.description.abstractThe nitrogen pollution of freshwater heavily affects social–ecological systems. To reduce negative effects, research calls for an integrated approach, including a coherent and diverse set of governance instruments. Thus far, however, the effects of (non-)integration have been blurry. Taking Germany as an example, this study sheds light on the actual complexity of the problem along five dimensions of complexity (goals, variables, dynamics, interconnections, and uncertainties). It also sheds light on related governance instruments (rules, information, and economic incentives) and their impacts on problem-solving (implementation of specific measures). Analyses include expert interviews on complexity, European water and agricultural policies, and official data on theplanning and implementation of measures to reduce nitrogen concentrations. Results show Germany’s path of sustaining a complex problem by using a non-coherent and low diversity governance approach, avoiding rigorous rules, and barely using economic instruments to deal with nitrogen surpluses. A stronger integration of water and agricultural policies, as well as a better use of economic instruments, are suggested to enhance water quality in the future.eng
dc.language.isoengnone
dc.publisherHumboldt-Universität zu Berlin
dc.rights(CC BY 4.0) Attribution 4.0 Internationalger
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectCommon Agricultural Policyeng
dc.subjectEuropean Water Framework Directiveeng
dc.subjectNitrates Directiveeng
dc.subjectwater pollutioneng
dc.subjectwater qualityeng
dc.subjectwicked problemseng
dc.subject.ddc690 Bau von Gebäudennone
dc.titleAgricultural Nitrogen Pollution of Freshwater in Germany. The Governance of Sustaining A Complex Problemnone
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnurn:nbn:de:kobv:11-110-18452/22575-9
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/w11122450none
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.18452/21850
dc.type.versionpublishedVersionnone
local.edoc.container-titleWaternone
local.edoc.pages19none
local.edoc.type-nameZeitschriftenartikel
local.edoc.institutionLebenswissenschaftliche Fakultätnone
local.edoc.container-typeperiodical
local.edoc.container-type-nameZeitschrift
local.edoc.container-publisher-nameMDPInone
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local.edoc.container-volume11none
local.edoc.container-issue12none
dc.description.versionPeer Reviewednone
local.edoc.container-articlenumber2450none
dc.identifier.eissn2073-4441
local.edoc.affiliationKirschke, Sabrina; United Nations University - Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES), 01067 Dresden, Germany, kirschke@unu.edunone
local.edoc.affiliationHäger, Astrid; Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, 10099 Berlin, Germany, astrid.haeger@agrar.hu-berlin.denone
local.edoc.affiliationKirschke, Dieter; Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, 10099 Berlin, Germany, dieter.kirschke@hu-berlin.denone
local.edoc.affiliationVölker, Jeanette; SCONAS, 34134 Kassel, Germany, voelker@sconas.denone

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