Approaches to quantification of pollution load and response in the Kapos catchment (AQUAPOL)

A. Lázár, A. Kiss, M. Szomolányi, D. Heilmann, J. Fehér, B. Csányi, A. Zagyva, T. Eros, J. R. Selvik, A. Lyche-Solheim, T. Tjomsland, T. H. Bakken, S. A. Borgvang

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Abstract

AQUAPOL is a research project (2003-2005) on the nutrient load and response in water bodies linking to the EU Water Framework Directive. AQUAPOL's main purpose is to develop improved tools for assessing pollution load and ecological status in water bodies. The practicality and usefulness of the tools were examined by testing them in the Kapos catchment in Hungary. The project aims to apply different non-point source pollution models namely: TEOTIL, SWAT, and the simple Source Apportionment method. The strengths, weaknesses and applicability were evaluated. The other main activity is the development of scientific tools for assessing the ecological status of selected water bodies. It involves the delineation of water bodies, the assessment of reference conditions, and the development of potential metrics expressing dose-response relationships between chemical and biological elements. The project aimed to formulate a preliminary system for ecological status classification as well.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Conference on River Basin Management - Progress Towards Implementation of the European Water Framework Directive
Pages243-254
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2005
EventConference on River Basin Management - Progress Towards Implementation of the European Water Framework Directive - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: May 19 2005May 20 2005

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Conference on River Basin Management - Progress Towards Implementation of the European Water Framework Directive

Other

OtherConference on River Basin Management - Progress Towards Implementation of the European Water Framework Directive
CountryHungary
CityBudapest
Period5/19/055/20/05

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
  • Water Science and Technology

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Lázár, A., Kiss, A., Szomolányi, M., Heilmann, D., Fehér, J., Csányi, B., Zagyva, A., Eros, T., Selvik, J. R., Lyche-Solheim, A., Tjomsland, T., Bakken, T. H., & Borgvang, S. A. (2005). Approaches to quantification of pollution load and response in the Kapos catchment (AQUAPOL). In Proceedings of the Conference on River Basin Management - Progress Towards Implementation of the European Water Framework Directive (pp. 243-254). (Proceedings of the Conference on River Basin Management - Progress Towards Implementation of the European Water Framework Directive).