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Special Issue "Hydrological and Chemical Controls on Nutrient and Contaminant Loss to Water in Agricultural Landscapes"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019.
Agricultural Catchments Programme, Teagasc, Johnstown Castle Environmental Research Centre, Wexford, Co. Wexford, Ireland
Interests: water quality; climate; hydrology; phosphorus; nitrogen; agriculture; rivers; catchment science; ground water; mitigation measures
For a sustainable environment and food production, under the increasing pressures of a growing population and changing climate, we need efficient ways to manage nutrients and other contaminants and mitigate their losses to water in agricultural landscapes. To meet this challenge, we need a comprehensive understanding of how hydrological and chemical controls influence the contaminants along the transfer continuum, both over time and space, and in different catchment typologies, while also considering the role of climatic drivers and catchment residence time. This Special Issue welcomes contributions from observational and modelling studies that advance this knowledge and help reshape the thinking of future river catchment management.
Dr. Per-Erik Mellander
Dr. Magdalena Bieroza
Dr. Miriam Glendell
Dr. Rémi Dupas
Dr. Gavan McGrath
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Water quality
- Emerging Contaminants
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Article type: original article
Effect of Operational Conditions on Nitrogen Removal from Polluted Stream in A Combined Natural Wastewater Treatment System
Bilal Tunçsiper, University of Nigde Omer Halisdemir, Engineering Faculty, Environmental Engineering Department, 51240 Nigde, TURKEY
The contents of the article: This study proposes a new combined natural wastewater treatment (NWT) system where settlement basin and overland flow system were used beside constructed wetland system along with filtering materials, which contributes to existing knowledge. The system was designed to improve the water quality of an over-polluted creek that functions as a wastewater channels. In general, this system provided efficient results for controlling water pollution in over-polluted streams.
Article type: Review
Riparian Buffer Zone Efficiency: Quantifying Nutrient Retention in Wetlands of a Warm Temperate Climate Setting
Abstract: Riparian buffer zones are sections of natural or restored wetland forming a transition between land and aquatic environments, which can uptake agricultural pollutants such as nitrogen and phosphorus. These nutrients have the potential to accumulate in standing water bodies from lakes to the closed Baltic Sea, causing eutrophication and subsequent ecological degradation. This review attempts to quantify the nutrient input (load), nutrient output (loss) and nutrient removal and/or retention from multiple studies of various types of wetlands situated within the warm, temperate climatic region common to northern Central Europe located for example in Denmark, Germany, The Netherlands and Poland.
Long-term Hydrochemical Nutrient Data in Europe
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Soil and Environment, Uppsala, Sweden