- -

Analysis of the effects of wet and dry seasons on a Mediterranean river basin: consequences for coastal waters and its quality management

RiuNet: Institutional repository of the Polithecnic University of Valencia

Share/Send to

Cited by

Statistics

Analysis of the effects of wet and dry seasons on a Mediterranean river basin: consequences for coastal waters and its quality management

Show simple item record

Files in this item

dc.contributor.author Sebastiá Frasquet, María Teresa es_ES
dc.contributor.author Rodilla Alamá, Miguel es_ES
dc.contributor.author Falco Giaccaglia, Silvia Laura es_ES
dc.contributor.author Sanchís Blay, José Andrés es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2014-03-07T09:03:09Z
dc.date.issued 2013-06
dc.identifier.issn 0964-5691
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/36262
dc.description.abstract Rivers play a major role in the delivery of nutrients to coastal ecosystems which are essential for ecosystem productivity. However, the increase of nutrients due to anthropogenic activities can cause eutrophication problems. This study analyzes the seasonal variation of phytoplankton communities in the coastal receiving waters of a Mediterranean river. Two scenarios are compared: the wet and the dry season with distinctive characteristics. During the wet season agricultural runoff and combined sewer overflows (CSO) were responsible for nutrient discharges, while during the dry season partially treated effluent from wastewater was the main nutrient source. In the receiving waters, diatoms typical seasonal cycle was modified by CSO discharges during rain episodes, while dinoflagellate abundance was higher in the dry season due to partially treated effluents discharges and low turbulence. We recommend that the design of the Water Framework Directive monitoring programs should take into account wastewater treatment plants and combined sewer systems located near the coast. Management decisions should take into account that only reductions in CSO and partially treated summer effluent are likely to be efficient in the short term. Analyzing the corrective measures cost through a cost-benefit analysis would help to determine whether the costs are excessive or not. es_ES
dc.format.extent 11 es_ES
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher Elsevier es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof Ocean and Coastal Management es_ES
dc.rights Reserva de todos los derechos es_ES
dc.subject CHEMTAX es_ES
dc.subject Pigments es_ES
dc.subject Phytoplankton es_ES
dc.subject Nutrients es_ES
dc.subject Mediterranean river es_ES
dc.subject Combined sewer overflows es_ES
dc.subject.classification INGENIERIA AGROFORESTAL es_ES
dc.subject.classification TECNOLOGIA DEL MEDIO AMBIENTE es_ES
dc.subject.classification URBANISTICA Y ORDENACION DEL TERRITORIO es_ES
dc.title Analysis of the effects of wet and dry seasons on a Mediterranean river basin: consequences for coastal waters and its quality management es_ES
dc.type Artículo es_ES
dc.embargo.lift 10000-01-01
dc.embargo.terms forever es_ES
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2013.03.012
dc.rights.accessRights Abierto es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Departamento de Ingeniería Hidráulica y Medio Ambiente - Departament d'Enginyeria Hidràulica i Medi Ambient es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Departamento de Urbanismo - Departament d'Urbanisme es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Instituto de Investigación para la Gestión Integral de Zonas Costeras - Institut d'Investigació per a la Gestió Integral de Zones Costaneres es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Sebastiá Frasquet, MT.; Rodilla Alamá, M.; Falco Giaccaglia, SL.; Sanchís Blay, JA. (2013). Analysis of the effects of wet and dry seasons on a Mediterranean river basin: consequences for coastal waters and its quality management. Ocean and Coastal Management. 78(3):45-55. doi:10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2013.03.012 es_ES
dc.description.accrualMethod Senia es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2013.03.012 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 45 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpfin 55 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion es_ES
dc.description.volume 78 es_ES
dc.description.issue 3 es_ES
dc.relation.senia 235692


This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record