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|Algal blooms: Emerging Problems for Health and Sustainable Use of Surface Waters|
Dutch title: Algenbloeien: opkomend probleem voor gezondheid en duurzaam gebruik van oppervlaktewateren
Parent project: Research action SPSD-II: Second scientific support plan for a sustainable development policy, more
Reference no: EV/34
Period: January 2003 till April 2006
Thesaurus terms: Algal blooms; Human health; Nutrients (mineral); Water quality
Taxonomic term: Cyanobacteria [WoRMS]
Algal blooms, massive developments of algae and cyanobacteria floating on the surface of waters, have been an increasing phenomenon in the freshwaters of the world over the last decade. These blooms, in particular the ones dominated by cyanobacteria, present potential major risks for human and animal health and interfere negatively with the uses of surface waters (drinking water, recreation, irrigation, pisciculture,).
B-BLOOMS studies this phenomenon in Belgian waters and will make it possible to obtain the scientific data for the establishment of predictive models for the long-term, in order to help authorities take decisions and implement the European directives concerning drinking and bathing waters.
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