Typology, classification and management issues of Greek lakes: implication of the Water Framework Directive (2000/60/EC)

 
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2009 (EN)
Typology, classification and management issues of Greek lakes: implication of the Water Framework Directive (2000/60/EC) (EN)

Kagalou, I. (EN)

Πανεπιστήμιο Ιωαννίνων. Σχολή Επιστημών και Τεχνολογιών. Τμήμα Βιολογικών Εφαρμογών και Τεχνολογιών (EL)
Kagalou, I. (EN)

The European Water Framework Directive 2000/60/EC, requires the determination of ecological status in European waterbodies, based primarily on biological indicators, and that minimum good ecological quality is obtained by 2015. We used background morphometric, hydrologic, physico-chemical and biological data, in order to assess the typology of the main Greek lakes. Correlation analysis and multivariate analysis (Principal Component Analysis) were applied for the data statistical elaboration. Lakes were classified according to the characteristics suggested in the Directive and specified in the Annex II. Statistical analysis revealed significant correlations between the lake variables as well as the grouping of the Greek lakes according to their abiotic characteristics. Lake water uses, in most cases competed each other, were identified and management practices were also recorded. We suggest that the future conservation efforts should focus on a new holistic management philosophy taking into consideration the catchment's management. (EN)

greek lakes (EN)

Πανεπιστήμιο Ιωαννίνων (EL)
University of Ioannina (EN)

Environ Monit Assess (EN)

English

2009

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