The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry

The Llobregat

The Story of a Polluted Mediterranean River

Editors: Sabater, Sergi, Ginebreda, Antoni, Barceló, Damià (Eds.)

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The Llobregat belongs to the most thoroughly studied rivers in Europe and is a paradigm of the confluence of human and natural disturbances in a single basin. Because of its location in a very densely populated region and its Mediterranean character, the Llobregat supports a mixture of irregular flow, water abstraction, excess nutrients, mining debris, and a wide array of pollutants. The aquatic organisms strive to survive in a dramatically changing river that passes through a succession of dams, weirs and channels. The long-term river monitoring as well as the research that has been carried out in the river for a long time have provided an extensive knowledge of these disturbances and their effects on the biological communities. This book highlights the available information, with emphasis on the hydrological, chemical and biological elements interspersed in the river. Experts in the field discuss the main nutrient patterns and pollutant occurrence and the responses of the biological quality elements as well as the river ecosystem to the overall natural and man-made influences.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • The Llobregat River Basin: A Paradigm of Impaired Rivers Under Climate Change Threats

    Marcé, Rafael (et al.)

    Pages 1-26

  • Low Llobregat Aquifers: Intensive Development, Salinization, Contamination, and Management

    Custodio, Emilio

    Pages 27-49

  • Managed Artificial Recharge in the Llobregat Aquifers: Quantitative Versus Qualitative Aspects

    Sanchez-Vila, Xavier (et al.)

    Pages 51-68

  • In-Stream Nutrient Flux and Retention in Relation to Land Use in the Llobregat River Basin

    Aguilera, Rosana (et al.)

    Pages 69-92

  • The Effect of Multiple Stressors on Biological Communities in the Llobregat

    Muñoz, I. (et al.)

    Pages 93-116

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Llobregat
Book Subtitle
The Story of a Polluted Mediterranean River
Editors
  • Sergi Sabater
  • Antoni Ginebreda
  • Damià Barceló
Series Title
The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry
Series Volume
21
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-30939-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-30939-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-30938-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-43655-0
Series ISSN
1867-979X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 374
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