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Human effects on nutrient cycling in fluvial ecosystems: development of an expert system to assess stream water quality management at reach scale (STREAMES)

Objective

Depletion of freshwater quality due to increase in nutrient loads has become an important problem that administrations have to face off. This problem is especially critical in Mediterranean countries because of the scarcity of water. This project aims to evaluate the self-purifying capacity in polluted streams and to examine the mechanisms that control it (nutrient sources from catchments and in-stream physical, chemical and biological processes). With this empirical information and from stream manager experts we propose to develop an Expert System as the final product of this project. This Expert System, a management tool, will propose strategies to ameliorate stream water quality problems based on the type The Expert System will be an user-friendly software to infer the % of stream self-purification capacity and to provide solutions to maximise this capacity.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA
Address
645,Avinguda Diagonal 645
08028 Barcelona
Spain

Participants (17)

AGENCE DE L'EAU ADOUR GARONNE
France
Address
90, Rue Du Feretra
31078 Toulouse
AGENCIA CATALANA DE L'AIGUA
Spain
Address
Provença 204-208
08036 Barcelona
AMMINISTRAZIONE PROVINCIALE DI ROMA
Italy
Address
Via Tiburtina 691
00159 Roma
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
29 Rue J. Marvig
31055 Toulouse
CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Address
Camino De Sta. Bárbara S/n
17300 Blanes
EASTERN CRETE DEVELOPMENT ORGANISATION SA
Greece
Address
3 Mahis Kritis Street
713 03 Iraklion
FEDERAL ENVIRONMENT AGENCY
Germany
Address
Bismarckplatz 1
14193 Berlin
FORSCHUNGSVERBUND BERLIN E.V.
Germany
Address
Mueggelseedamm 310
12587 Berlin
REGIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL DIRECTION - ALENTEJO
Portugal
Address
Rua De Eborim, N°18 4° Piso
7004 504 Evora
TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY
Israel
Address

69978 Ramat - Aviv
UNIVERSIDADE DE EVORA
Portugal
Address
2,Largo Dos Colegiais 2
7001 Evora
UNIVERSITAT DE GIRONA
Spain
Address
Plaça Sant Domenech, 3
17071 Gerona
UNIVERSITE PAUL SABATIER DE TOULOUSE III
France
Address
118,Route De Narbonne 118 Bftiment Ivr3
31062 Toulouse
UNIVERSITY OF CRETE
Greece
Address
Knossou Avenue
71409 Iraklion
UNIVERSITY OF VIENNA
Austria
Address
Althanstrasse 14
1091 Wien
UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA TOR VERGATA
Italy
Address
Via Della Ricerca Scientifica, 1 Edificio Sogene
00133 Roma
YARKON RIVER AUTHORITY
Israel
Address
Ha'marganit N°8
52584 Ramat Gan