Running waters account for less than 0.1 thousandth of the world's freshwater resources, but their importance for humans, biodiversity and the functioning of a healthy water and matter cycle is far greater. Nevertheless, their protection is not in good shape, says UFZ ecologist Prof. Markus Weitere. To change that, he says, we need to move away from a local focus, among other things. The use of new mathematical models and modern technology in environmental monitoring make this possible.
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