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Title (Primary) European assessment of eutrophication abatement measures across land-based sources, inland, coastal and marine waters
Author Ibisch, R.; Westphal, K.; Borchardt, D.; Rouillard, J.; Lukat, E.; Boteler, B.; Lyche Solheim, A.; Austnes, K.; Leujak, W.; Schmedtje, U.;
Journal ETC/ICM Technical Report
Year 2016
Department ASAM;
Volume 2/2016
Language englisch;
POF III (all) T32;
UFZ wide themes RU2;
Abstract This report provides an overview of measures to reduce nutrient pollution from point and diffuse sources. In order to exemplify different eutrophication abatement strategies eight case study regions were selected for a detailed analysis: Denmark, Finland, the Po river basin, the Ebro river basin, the Rhine river basin, Lake Constance, the Danube river basin and the Baltic Sea. Eutrophication was a significant problem in these regions and they illustrate how the responsible authorities approached the pollution problem, and how they developed and implemented eutrophication control programmes. The case study regions cover i) different European regions, ii) lakes, rivers, coastal and marine waters, iii) national and transboundary settings, and iv) examples of interlinkages between freshwater and coastal/marine water management.

The case studies are analysed in view of different aspects such as governance issues (cooperation between sectors and the role of river basin commissions), the role of research, stakeholder participation, choice of measures and funding instruments (e.g. voluntary versus mandatory measures) and time lag effects of measures taken. The report demonstrates the lessons learnt from the case studies and concludes with an analysis of progress achieved and remaining implementation gaps.
ID 18514
Persistent UFZ Identifier http://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=18514
Ibisch, R., Westphal, K., Borchardt, D., Rouillard, J., Lukat, E., Boteler, B., Lyche Solheim, A., Austnes, K., Leujak, W., Schmedtje, U. (2016):
European assessment of eutrophication abatement measures across land-based sources, inland, coastal and marine waters
ETC/ICM Technical Report 2/2016
European Topic Centre on Inland, Coastal and Marine Waters; Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research GmbH – UFZ, Magdeburg, 95 pp.