Next Article in Journal
Performance Evaluation and Field Application of Porous Vegetation Concrete Made with By-Product Materials for Ecological Restoration Projects
Previous Article in Journal
A Comparative Study on Sustainability in Architectural Education in Asia—With a Focus on Professional Degree Curricula
Previous Article in Special Issue
From Anti-Pollution to Climate Change Risk Movement: Reshaping Civic Epistemology
Article Menu

Export Article

Open AccessArticle
Sustainability 2016, 8(3), 229; doi:10.3390/su8030229

The Potential Impacts of Climate Change Factors on Freshwater Eutrophication: Implications for Research and Countermeasures of Water Management in China

1
College of Water Sciences, Beijing Normal University, No 19 Xinjiekouwai St., Beijing 100875, China
2
State Key Laboratory of Environmental Criteria and Risk Assessment, Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences, Beijing 100012, China
3
Laboratory of Riverine Ecological Conservation and Technology, Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences, Beijing 100012, China
4
Department of Environmental Sciences, Informatics and Statistics, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Via Torino 155, I-30172 Venezia Mestre, Italy
5
Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici (CMCC), Via Augusto Imperatore 16, I-73100 Lecce, Italy
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Academic Editor: Rafael D’Almeida Martins
Received: 24 November 2015 / Revised: 14 February 2016 / Accepted: 23 February 2016 / Published: 22 March 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sustainability Strategies to Adapt to Climate Change)
View Full-Text   |   Download PDF [3777 KB, uploaded 22 March 2016]   |  

Abstract

Water eutrophication has become one of the most serious aquatic environmental problems around the world. More and more research has indicated climate change as a major natural factor that will lead to the acceleration of eutrophication in rivers and lakes. However, understanding the mechanism of climate change’s effect on water eutrophication is difficult due to the uncertainties caused by its complex, non-linear process. There is considerable uncertainty about the magnitude of future temperature changes, and how these will drive eutrophication in water bodies at regional scales under the effect of human activities. This review collects the existing international and domestic literature from the last 10 years, discussing the most sensitive factors of climate change (i.e., temperature, precipitation, wind, and solar radiation) and analyzing their interaction with water eutrophication. Case studies of serious eutrophication and algal bloom problems in China are discussed to further demonstrate the conclusion. Finally, adaptation countermeasures and related implications are proposed in order to foster the development of sustainability strategies for water management in China. View Full-Text
Keywords: climate change; eutrophication; algae; water quality; river; lake; China climate change; eutrophication; algae; water quality; river; lake; China
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. (CC BY 4.0).

Scifeed alert for new publications

Never miss any articles matching your research from any publisher
  • Get alerts for new papers matching your research
  • Find out the new papers from selected authors
  • Updated daily for 49'000+ journals and 6000+ publishers
  • Define your Scifeed now

SciFeed Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Xia, R.; Zhang, Y.; Critto, A.; Wu, J.; Fan, J.; Zheng, Z.; Zhang, Y. The Potential Impacts of Climate Change Factors on Freshwater Eutrophication: Implications for Research and Countermeasures of Water Management in China. Sustainability 2016, 8, 229.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
Sustainability EISSN 2071-1050 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top