Restoration and Recovery of Shallow Eutrophic Lake Ecosystems in The Netherlands

Restoration and Recovery of Shallow Eutrophic Lake Ecosystems in The Netherlands : Proceedings of a conference held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 18-19 April 1991

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are considered quantitatively and qualitatively and within awiderangeofspatialand time scales. The hydrological studies in the interdisciplinary The present hydrological situation in the area workgroup WQL (Water Quality research Loos- is the result of a complex sequence of events of drecht lakes) on restoration of the Loosdrecht natural and man-made origin. The present distri- Lakes have been carried from 1982-1988 (Kal bution of nutrients in the water systems of the et al. , 1984; Engelen & Kal, 1985; Kal, 1986). The area can be understood only when the hydrolog- aim of the study was to provide an integrated ical history is traced back. One has to start at the description of the abiotic part of the water sys- beginning of the Holocene period and to follow tems and its contribution to thefunctioningofthe up closely the increasing interference of man. aquatic ecosystems in the Loosdrecht Lakes (En- Overthelastcenturies and decades man has been gelen, 1986). changing the flow systems around the lakes by Theresults hadto servethefollowingpurposes: digging peat, draining lakes, extracting ground- water, maintaining fixed surface water levels in General framework.
The integrated hydrological polders and transferring water from adjacent riv- studies had to provide a general frame of refer- ers and canals to supply the lakes to maintain ence for the other project participants represent- their water levels.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 287 pages
  • 210 x 279 x 19.05mm | 1,088g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • Reprinted from HYDROBIOLOGIA, 233, 1992
  • XVIII, 287 p.
  • 0792316975
  • 9780792316978

Table of contents

Preface. Part One: Aspects of Water Quality Research in Loosdrecht Lakes. Part Two: Eutrophication Research in the Netherlands, with Emphasis on Additional Measures. Part Three: Eutrophication Control in the Netherlands.
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