Riparian wetlands have to a great extent disappeared from the countries in European, due to the development of intense agriculture and forestry. From biodiversity point of view riparian wetlands are important being rich in species and constituting dispersal corridors to plants and animals. Wetlands may also work as important buffer zones for water and nutrients between intensively cultivated areas and rivers. Presently there are no reliable computer design tools for wetlands capable of performing integrated calculations on retention of water and nutrients combined with the availability of water and biodiversity. This is a serious obstacle and a large barrier for optimal planning, management and design of the wetlands to day. The scope of the present proposal is designed to remedy this situation by developing a state of the art computer modelling system integrating the simulation of the effect on flooding, retention of nutrient and assessment of water availability and biodiversity.
Funding SchemeEAW - Exploratory awards
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