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Manual for supporting water managment of temporary waters and the Implementation of WFD

The results of the tempQsim project were summarised in a special booklet "Critical Issues in the Water Quality Dynamics of Temporary Waters, Evaluation and Recommendations from the tempQsim Project", also serving as a manual for interested endusers.

Experiences in investigating specific nutrient dynamics affected by accumulation during dry periods and release by flash floods were processed to recommend adapted monitoring, modelling, and management strategies.

The compendium comprises both lessons learned from the individual case studies as well as related to the overall themes. For all case studies a presentation and discussion of seasonal variations in nutrient loads is given as well as additional site specific information.

The description of the Pardiela watershed (Portugal) addresses the impact of remaining natural pools and the applicability of the tempQsim-STREAM model.

The description of the Albujon watershed (Spain) addresses the impact of severe aridity and the applicability of an adapted hydrological model for such conditions.

The description of the Vallecebre watershed (Portugal) addresses the experiences with testing TOPMODEL and TOPBAS, as well as the relevance of specific hydrological issues.
The description of the Vene watershed (Southern France) addresses the impact of waste water discharges to a temporary stream as well as the influence of the Karst system.

The description of the Mulargia watershed (Italy) addresses the applicability of the improved SWAT model.

The description of the Tagliamento watershed (Italy) addresses the impact of drying/ rewetting on ecosystem functioning.

The description of the Krathis watershed (Greece) addresses the hydrological dynamics at the reach scale and the applicability of the tempQsim-REACH model.

The description of the Iskar (Bulgaria)watershed is mainly introducing the interaction of lower and upper parts of the basin as well as the applicability of the HSPF model.

Related to the general applicability of models in temporary streams the booklet presents an overview of scales and associated processes as well as a basic characterisation of the models developed.

A revision of management options is provided as well as an outline of future relevance of temporary streams for water shed management at European Scale.

This booklet is a first approach to summarise key findings for managing temporary streams in an appealing way. It may be obtained as printed or electronic version (here also in high quality resolution).

Its main dissemination will be realised via the WISE RTD IWA dry area forum.

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