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Eutrophication in the Blackwater River Catchment, Ireland

Jordan, Philip, Ward, Colleen, Arnscheidt, Joerg and McCormick, Suzanne (2008) Eutrophication in the Blackwater River Catchment, Ireland. In: Integrated Water Management. (Eds: Meire, Patrick, Coenen, Marleen, Lombardo, Claudio, Robba, Michela and Sacile, Roberto), Springer Netherlands, pp. 171-177. ISBN 978-1-4020-6551-4 [Book section]

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URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6552-1_12


The Ulster Blackwater River has a cross-border catchment and is one of the major inflowing rivers of Lough Neagh. It is a traditional salmon fishery that has been impacted by channelisation and eutrophication. There is evidence linking agricultural soils as sources of acute mass phosphorus transfer to the river system during storm events and chronic phosphorus transfers from other sources compound this during non-storm periods. Management of this particular impact is being demonstrated in a project in three 5km2 sub-catchments of the Blackwater River. The aims are to define and mitigate against both acute and chronic phosphorus transfers and to focus this management within a landscape framework. This work integrates agricultural stakeholders with scientists and a tripartite organization of local jurisdictions. Keywords: eutrophication; phosphorus; catchments

Item Type:Book section
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Geography and Environmental Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Environmental Sciences Research Institute
Environmental Sciences Research Institute > Freshwater Sciences
ID Code:23410
Deposited By: Professor Phil Jordan
Deposited On:02 Oct 2012 20:53
Last Modified:02 Oct 2012 20:53

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