ERTDI Report 78 (Machava et al.)
Summary: Synthesis Report for the project: 2000-LS-3.2.2-M2. Authors: Ján Machava, Olive McCabe, Philip O'Dea,Raquel Cabral and Edward P. Farrell
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Approximately 10% of the total land area of the Republic of Ireland is covered by forest. The Forest Service has introduced a series of initiatives designed to ensure the development of the sector on a sustainable basis. These initiatives include measures aimed at mitigating any potential negative impacts of forests or forest operations on water quality. Despite this, there are concerns that forestry could contribute either to eutrophication or acidification, under certain circumstances. The overall objective of the PEnrich project was to study the influence of forestry and forest operations on water quality, specifically in the context of eutrophication of surface waters.