Pieter Barneveld is an MSc student International Land and Water Management from Wageningen University (The Netherlands) and will do his thesis research here at CEBAS-CSIC. During his stay, he will focus on the implementation of buffer strips in the Campo de Cartagena area within the SPHY model. The main goal of this study is to assess the effect of buffer strips on the water quality in the Mar Menor coastal lagoon. This will make it easier for policy makers to show farmers the potential communal benefit of the buffer strips. This project is planned to be completed in July. Supervision and guidance are provided by Joris Eekhout and Jantiene Baartman of the Soil Physics and Land Management group of Wageningen University.