Plateau Lake Water Quality and Eutrophication: Status and Challenges

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January 2023
248 pages
  • ISBN978-3-0365-6465-4 (Hardback)
  • ISBN978-3-0365-6464-7 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Plateau Lake Water Quality and Eutrophication: Status and Challenges that was published in

Biology & Life Sciences
Chemistry & Materials Science
Environmental & Earth Sciences
Public Health & Healthcare

The continuous and widespread deterioration of lake water quality and eutrophication is not only a local problem, but also a global phenomenon. It is not only destroying, or at least limiting, the valuable water resources for daily life, but threatening the water security of sustainable social development. More importantly, along with the rapid accumulation of the alga, including novel hypertoxic viruses and new toxic chemicals, as well as other organic compounds, these stressors threaten aquatic life, biodiversity and endanger our health.

This Special Issue highlights and discusses major threats to Plateau Lakes water quality, and provides an update on both lake current status, as well as future challenges. Lake problems, such as pollution and eutrophication, require that we quantify how serious the situation is, identify the probable causes, and recommend how to control the pollution in order to restore and protect water quality. More importantly, this Special Issue stresses the need to manage the lakes and the watershed under a unified approach.

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external loading; internal loading; water quality; tributary; Lake Xingyun; Lake Chenghai; Yunnan; water quality parameters; seasonality; spatial heterogeneity; La-modified material; macrophyte; sediments; phosphorus; eutrophication; particulate organic matter (POM); carbon and nitrogen stable isotopes; source tracing; ecosystem degradation; Caohai Lake; middle reach of the Jinsha River; cascade hydropower development; water quality; regression discontinuity analysis; Lake Lugu; Yunnan; thermal stratification; seasonal changes; water quality; Lake Qilu; seasonal variation; water temperature; dissolved oxygen; chlorophyll-a; pH; turbidity; plateau lake; eutrophication; nutrient limitation transformation; nutrient threshold; alkaline lake; pH; phytoplankton blooms; Lake Yangzong; water quality parameters; temporal and spatial variations; cyanophyte relative quantity index; nutrient reduction; n/a; water quality; Lake Yilong; spatial-temporal variations; anthropogenic activities; Lake Erhai; temperature; Chl-a; seasonal changes; eutrophication; nutrient elements; heavy metal elements; spatiotemporal characteristics; entropy method-fuzzy evaluation method; principal component analysis; Lake Xingyun; water quality; spatial variation; temporal variation; n/a