Starting/ending date: 25/06/2009-24/07/2011
Financing: 87.200 €
Dr E. Dimitriou, Inland Waters
The project includes the environmental monitoring of N. Plastiras reservoir according to the Water Framework Directive (WFD) provisions for the ecological quality assessments.
A representative sampling network will be developed in which bimonthly water sampling, seasonal biological monitoring for phytoplankton, macroinvertebrates and macrophytes will occur while one or two (depending on the identified pressures) benthic soil sampling effort will be attempted. All the acquired measurements and chemical analyses will be imported in a specially designed database and in a GIS package to produce thematic maps depicting the environmental status of the study area.
The measured parameters will be compared with water quality limits and with respective measurements in other similar environments in Greece and the chemical quality of the particular reservoir will be assessed based on the requirements of the WFD.