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Scientific concepts for the sustainable management of mid-sized lakes in the 21st century

Titel Englisch Scientific concepts for the sustainable management of mid-sized lakes in the 21st century
Gesuchsteller/in Pfeifer Hans-Rudolf
Nummer 123017
Förderungsinstrument ProDoc (Ausbildungsmodul, AM)
Forschungseinrichtung Centre d'analyse minérale Institut de Minéralogie et Géochimie Université de Lausanne
Hochschule Universität Lausanne - LA
Hauptdisziplin Hydrologie, Limnologie, Glaziologie
Beginn/Ende 01.10.2008 - 30.06.2013
Bewilligter Betrag 433'276.00
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Alle Disziplinen (2)

Disziplin
Hydrologie, Limnologie, Glaziologie
Andere Gebiete der Ingenieurwissenschaften

Keywords (4)

micropollutants; physical, chemical, biological dynamics; modelling; risk assessment

Lay Summary (Englisch)

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Lay summary
In this ProDoc project, nine research groups, representing four major Swiss research centers, join together in a collaborative proposal to investigate the dynamics of micropollutants (such as pesticides and pharmaceuticals) of a mid-sized lake system, Lake Geneva. Because it is such a large (580 km2), deep (max 309 m), and complex interacting system, Lake Geneva presents formidable research challenges. On a global scale, Lake Geneva is an important case study of a difficult class of mid-sized lakes. Such systems frequently disobey modeling assumptions commonly applied to either smaller lakes or very large water bodies (e.g., oceans or great lakes). By interrogating deeply the (1) water and sedimentation dynamics, (2) catchment micropollutant inputs, (3) micropollutant behavior, and (4) resulting microbial and ecological impacts on Lake Geneva, we aim to provide the scientific basis that will broadly redefine strategies for risk identification and sustainable management of this class of lakes.
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Publikation
Micropollutants in large lakes: from potential pollution sources to risk assessments
, Micropollutants in large lakes: from potential pollution sources to risk assessments.

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