Title: Chemical trends at lakes and streams in the UK Acid Waters Monitoring Network, 1988-2000: Evidence for recent recovery at a national scale. 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> journal article 
Country: EU Projects 
Year: 2001 
Availability: Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Vol. 5, No. 3, 351-366. 
Author 1/Producer: Evans, C.D. 
Other Authors/Producers: Monteith, D.T. 
Author / Producer Type: EC Project 
Publisher: Macauly Land Use Research Institute 
Publisher City: Aberdeen, AB15 8QH, UK 
Article Weblink (=direct link): http://www.mluri.sari.ac.uk/recover/HESS351-366.htm  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Wider impacts / sustainability-->Sustainable / green remediation
Diffuse pollution-->Diffuse pollution overview
Diffuse pollution-->Monitoring
Diffuse pollution-->Sources
Water resources and their management -->Stresses, quality and ecological status
Water resources and their management -->Water resources and their management Overview
 
Long description: This papaer provides a trend analysis over a 12 year period (1988-2000) for 22 surface waters in acid-sensitive regions of the UK. Evidence of strong temporal variation has been identified, as has a widespread reduction in sulphate concentrations, hydrogen ions and inorganic aluminium species, the net result of which is an increase in acid neutralising capacity. The early period of the analysis was characterised by high concentrations of marine ions and stable pollutant sulphate concentrations. Later data showed lower concentrations of marine ions and declining sulphate, suggesting recovery from anthropogenic pollution only occurreed in the lattre half of the survey period, alhough the data must be observed in the wider context. Interannual variability is also high, supporting the case for long term analysis periods. 
Link to Project(s): RECOVER:2010 Predicting recovery in acidified freshwaters by the year 2010 and beyond
 
Submitted By: Dr Stefan Gödeke WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 05/06/2007