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Heavily Modified Water Bodies: Synthesis of 34 Case Studies in Europe

Edited By: E Kampa and W Hansen

321 pages, no illustrations


Hardback | Dec 2004 | #148030 | ISBN: 3540210857
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About this book

This book is the result of a European project on heavily modified water bodies, carried out in the context of the Common Implementation Strategy of the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD). It presents and synthesises the results of thirty-four European case studies on the identification and designation of heavily modified water bodies.


Introduction.- Guidance on Heavily Modified and Artificial Water Bodies.- Selection of Case Studies.- Identification of Water Bodies.- Uses, Physical Alterations and Impacts to Hydromorphology.- Ecological Status.- Provisional Identification of Water Bodies as Heavily Modified.- Designation of Heavily Modified Water Bodies.- Definition of Maximum Ecological Potential.- Definition of Good Ecological Potential.

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