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Water 2015, 7(9), 5078-5090; doi:10.3390/w7095078

Controlling River Eutrophication under Conflicts of Interests—A GIS Modeling Approach

MTA-BME Water Research Group, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Muegyetem rkp. 3, Budapest H-1111, Hungary
Academic Editor: Miklas Scholz
Received: 11 August 2015 / Revised: 26 August 2015 / Accepted: 2 September 2015 / Published: 18 September 2015
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Stream networks are highly complex systems, in which spatially complicated and temporally varying water quality patterns develop. River eutrophication is underlain by nutrient inputs across the entire stream network and is controlled by many interacting factors in an ever moving and renewing medium. These complex features must be perceived as a whole entity to control river eutrophication. The Szamos River is one of the largest tributaries of the Tisza River in Eastern Europe. It delivers high loads of nutrients and algal biomass and fundamentally influences the hydro-morphological, chemical and ecological status of the Tisza River. To improve the ecological status of the recipient river, nutrient and phytoplankton inputs from the tributary should be controlled, yet the two rivers belong to different countries, which are reluctant to harmonize management plans. This study aims at modeling trophic status of the tributary with the PhosFate nutrient emission model to outline a set of management measures that would satisfy both countries. Four management alternatives are analysed with altered landuse patterns, and management options. Each of these alternatives is evaluated against the present conditions. View Full-Text
Keywords: nutrient balance; river basin management; conflict of interests; pollution control nutrient balance; river basin management; conflict of interests; pollution control

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Honti, M. Controlling River Eutrophication under Conflicts of Interests—A GIS Modeling Approach. Water 2015, 7, 5078-5090.

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