New EU-funded European training network on managing soil and groundwater impacts from agriculture

Steve Thornton has been awarded an EU grant to establish a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network on the theme of managing soil and groundwater impacts from agriculture for sustainable intensification.

Farmers working the land

Named INSPIRATION, the network includes research partners in the UK, Ireland, Belgium, Germany, The Netherlands, Poland and Switzerland, and is supported by a wide range of commercial, advisory, regulatory and industrial organisations from different sectors across these countries.

The project will start in March 2016 and run for four years, with the aim of providing advanced training in this field to young international researchers.

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