Indicator of risk of water contamination: Nitrogen component
The Agri-Environmental Indicator Project aims to develop a core set of regionally-sensitive national indicators that build on and enhance the information base currently available on environmental conditions and trends related to primary agriculture in Canada. The Indicator of Risk of Water Contamination (IROWC) is an important part of the agri-environmental indicator set. Indicators are also being developed for issues of farm resource management, agroecosystem biodiversity, soil quality, agricultural greenhouse gases and agricultural production efficiency. Research results in the form of discussion papers, scientific articles and progress reports are released as they become available. A comprehensive report is planned for fiscal-year 1998-1999.