Rich Waters is an EU project that is coordinated by the Northern Baltic Sea water district with the overall goal of improving water quality, especially in water bodies that flow into Lake Mälaren.
Water quality issues that will be focused on in the project include eutrophication, environmental toxins, and disconnected migration paths in streams and rivers.
The department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment contributes to:
- A decision framework for measures to reduce phosphorus losses from agricultural areas based on modeling of hot spots for erosion.
- Measures to reduce internal loading of phosphorus from lake and coastal sediments
- Monitoring of measure effectiveness for reducing phosphorus release via high frequency measurements of water quality using sensors
- Modeling of pollutant loads coming from different sources.
More information about the project can be found at Rich Waters' website. There you can also find information about parts of the work where the Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment has participated:
- "Occurrence of organic environmental pollutants in Swedish surface waters"
- "Minskat fosforläckage genom bättre placering av våtmarker (in Swedish)"
- "Sensorer ett bra komplement i miljöövervakningen" (in Swedish)
- "Nutrient losses from agricultural land: Current policy instruments and their effects and consequences"