Summary of Findings - Water Quality and the Aquatic Environment

Authors: David Taylor, Yvonne McElarney, Sheila Greene, Chris Barry, Bob Foy, Phil Jordan

Summary: Summary of Findings - STRIVE Report 91

Published: 2012

Pages: 2

Filesize: 298 KB

Format: pdf


Anthropogenic eutrophication of rivers and lakes has become a major and persistent problem throughout the Irish Ecoregion. In response, measures aimed at reversing eutrophication and its effects have been implemented. These measures largely target the mitigation of inputs of phosphorus (P) and other nutrients. However, few studies have been carried out into the suitablity and effectiveness of these measures and the factors that potentially influence recovery of rivers and lakes following their implementation. Focusing on the Irish Ecoregion, the EFFECT project aimed both to better understand the role of environmental conditions in mediating the effectiveness of measures aimed at reducing P and other nutrient inputs, and to determine the effects on surface water quality (rivers, streams and lakes) of their implementation in different geographic settings.

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