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7. Agriculture and water: what the future holds - Jack Nolan, DAFM

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On 17 and 18 June 2020 the EPA held its National Water Event as an online conference.

This year's theme was 'Restoring our waters'.

This years event was free to attend. It was the EPA's largest water event ever, with over 1250 attending.

To everyone who joined us: thanks for attending; thanks for your probing questions; thanks for your passion; thanks for caring about our waters. We can achieve more working together.

Special thanks to all our presenters and the team who worked behind the scenes to make sure this years conference happened.

For science and stories about water quality in Ireland, check out www.catchments.ie

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7. Agriculture and water: what the future holds - Jack Nolan, DAFM

  1. 1. Agriculture and water: What the future holds EPA water conference June 2020
  2. 2. 2 An Roinn Talmhaíochta, Bia agus Mara | Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine “If there is any one secret of success, it lies in the ability to get the other person's point of view and see things from that person's angle as well as from your own.” Henry Ford
  3. 3. 3 An Roinn Talmhaíochta, Bia agus Mara | Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine Biodiversity IPBES2019
  4. 4. 4 An Roinn Talmhaíochta, Bia agus Mara | Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine Soil quality Drivers for action  Suboptimum soil pH  Loss of carbon stock in organic soils  Sequestration potential not realised Pressures from agriculture  Fertiliser use  Livestock  Land use and land use change  Drainage  Structural damage
  5. 5. 5 An Roinn Talmhaíochta, Bia agus Mara | Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine Biodiversity key for sustainable development Biodiversity loss: key threat for humanity Almost half global GDP linked to nature Restoring biodiversity core part of recovery
  6. 6. 6 An Roinn Talmhaíochta, Bia agus Mara | Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine Teagasc GHG MACC
  7. 7. Body Level One Body Level Two Body Level Three Body Level Four Body Level Five 7 An Roinn Talmhaíochta, Bia agus Mara | Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine National source apportionment – emissions to water Based on 2012 DAFM data + 2014 UWW. Currently being updated
  8. 8. Body Level One Body Level Two Body Level Three Body Level Four Body Level Five 8 An Roinn Talmhaíochta, Bia agus Mara | Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine Phosphorus sources Nitrogen sources Urban sources of P are large but are most important in the coastal settlement areas. Elsewhere its mainly diffuse agricultural sources Diffuse agricultural sources of nitrogen are much larger than urban sources
  9. 9. Body Level One Body Level Two Body Level Three Body Level Four Body Level Five 9 An Roinn Talmhaíochta, Bia agus Mara | Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine Farm structure Source: CSO Economic size Very Small Small Medium Large Very large Standard Output (SO) Under €15k €15k to €25k €25k to €50k €50k to €100k Over €100k % of Farm Holdings 50% 15% 15% 8% 12% Number of Farm Holdings 68,664 20,703 20,092 11,566 16,508 Total Standard Output (€ million) €449 €403 €703 €817 €3,935 % of Total Standard Output 7% 7% 11% 13% 62% Utilised Agricultural Area (ha) 1,040,494 607,865 845,859 659,648 1,301,929 % of Utilised Agricultural Area (ha) 23% 14% 19% 15% 29% • 12% of farms produce 62% of output on 29% of land • 50% of farms produce 7% of output on 23% of land Total Farm Holdings 137,533 SO €6,307m UAA (ha) 4,455,795
  10. 10. Body Level One Body Level Two Body Level Three Body Level Four Body Level Five 10 An Roinn Talmhaíochta, Bia agus Mara | Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine Climate & environment Air Soil Water Biodiversity
  11. 11. 11 An Roinn Talmhaíochta, Bia agus Mara | Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine Nitrates review 2020-21
  12. 12. 12 An Roinn Talmhaíochta, Bia agus Mara | Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
  13. 13. Diaz et al, science.sciencemag.org
  14. 14. 14 An Roinn Talmhaíochta, Bia agus Mara | Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine “So live as if you were living for the second time and as though you had acted wrongly the first time.” Victor Frankl

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