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Analysis of monitoring programmes and their suitability for ecotoxicological risk assessment in four Spanish basins

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dc.contributor.author López Doval, Julio C. es_ES
dc.contributor.author De Castro Catala, Núria es_ES
dc.contributor.author Andrés Doménech, Ignacio es_ES
dc.contributor.author Blasco, Julián es_ES
dc.contributor.author Ginebreda, Antoni es_ES
dc.contributor.author Muñoz, Isabel
dc.date.accessioned 2015-03-05T19:03:49Z
dc.date.available 2015-03-05T19:03:49Z
dc.date.issued 2012-12
dc.identifier.issn 0048-9697
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/47767
dc.description.abstract Data from four Spanish basin management authorities were analysed. Chemical and biological data from four Spanish basin management authorities were analysed, focusing on three consecutive years. Aims were to i) determine the chemicals most likely responsible for the environmental toxicological risk in the four Spanish basins and ii) investigate the relationships between toxicological risk and biological status in these catchments. The toxicological risk of chemicals was evaluated using the toxic unit (TU) concept. With these data we considered if the potential risk properly reflects the risk to the community or, alternatively, if new criteria should be developed to improve risk assessment. Data study revealed inadequacies in processing and monitoring that should be improved (e.g., site coincidence for chemical and biological sampling). Analysis of the chemical data revealed high potential toxicological risk in the majority of sampling points, to which metals were the main contributors to this risk. However, clear relationships between biological quality and chemical risk were found only in one river. Further investigation of metal toxicity may be necessary, and future analyses are necessary to accurately estimate the risk to the environment. es_ES
dc.description.sponsorship The present work was funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economics and Competitiveness through the Consolider-Ingenio 2010 Program (project Scarce CSD2009-00065). The authors would like to acknowledge the Confederacion Hidrografica del Ebro (C. Duran and V. Sanchez-Tello), Confederacion Hidrografica del Guadalquivir (V. Cifuentes), Agenda Andaluza del Agua, Agenda Catalana de l'Aigua (A Munne, L Tirapu) and Confederacion Hidrografica del Jucar (MA Pinon) which kindly provided the monitoring data. Nuria De Castro-Catala holds a predoctoral grant from the University of Barcelona. We would like to thank two anonymous reviewers for their suggestions which have improved this manuscript. en_EN
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher Elsevier es_ES
dc.relation Spanish Ministry of Economics and Competitiveness through the Consolider-Ingenio 2010 Program (project Scarce CSD2009-00065) es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof Science of the Total Environment es_ES
dc.rights Reserva de todos los derechos es_ES
dc.subject Toxic units es_ES
dc.subject Risk assessment es_ES
dc.subject Metals es_ES
dc.subject Pesticides es_ES
dc.subject Mediterranean rivers es_ES
dc.subject.classification INGENIERIA HIDRAULICA es_ES
dc.title Analysis of monitoring programmes and their suitability for ecotoxicological risk assessment in four Spanish basins es_ES
dc.type Artículo es_ES
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2012.07.035
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.description.bibliographicCitation López Doval, JC.; De Castro Catala, N.; Andrés Doménech, I.; Blasco, J.; Ginebreda, A.; Muñoz, I. (2012). Analysis of monitoring programmes and their suitability for ecotoxicological risk assessment in four Spanish basins. Science of the Total Environment. 440:194-203. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2012.07.035 es_ES
dc.description.accrualMethod Senia es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2012.07.035 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 194 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpfin 203 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion es_ES
dc.description.volume 440 es_ES
dc.relation.senia 231636


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