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Nutrient mobility within river basins:a European perspective

Neal, C. and Heathwaite, A. Louise (2005) Nutrient mobility within river basins:a European perspective. Journal of Hydrology, 304 (1-4). pp. 477-490. ISSN 0022-1694

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Abstract

The research presented in this special issue of the Journal of Hydrology is brought together with associated information of relevance to the thematic area in this concluding paper. Some of the important gaps in our current knowledge are outlined with a view to identifying future research needs for the development of an integrated analysis of nutrients in river basins and their management. Identification of these needs is important if we are to meet the defined set of catchment management objectives specified under the EU Water Framework Directive that must be delivered against a specified timetable. The Directive raises wider concerns such as how to define ‘good ecological status’ and pertinent to this special issue: what role nutrients have in framing this definition. In this paper, the importance of nutrient pressures on receiving waters is evaluated in the context of the key scientific uncertainties and options for characterising the biological, physico-chemical and hydro-morphological parameters necessary to meet the science needs of the Directive. An assessment of the significance of nutrient mobility within river basins for current understanding of freshwater systems functioning on a catchment and basin scale is made together with an evaluation of where research on nutrient pressures should be focussed in order underpin effective management.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Hydrology
Additional Information: Nutrient mobility within river basins: a European perspective 11 cites: http://scholar.google.com/scholar?num=100&hl=en&lr=&cites=9529510358946744034
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nutrients ; Nitrogen ; Phosphorus ; Silicon ; Carbon ; Effluent ; Agriculture ; River ; Lake ; Groundwater ; Eutrophication ; Water framework directive
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre
ID Code: 49728
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 15 Sep 2011 14:41
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 19:31
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/49728

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