PROWATER Program for the prevention of diffuse water pollution with phosphorus from degraded and re-wetted peat soils

Country: EU Projects
Start Date:           Duration: 36 months         Project Type: RTD
Contract Number: EKV1-CT1999-00036
Organisation Type:  EC Project
Diffuse pollution-->Diffuse pollution overview
Groundwater protection-->Groundwater protection overview
Soil-->Soil Overview
Water resources and their management -->Water resources and their management Overview
Project objectives:
The main objective of the project is to prevent freshwater from diffuse pollution with phosphorus (P) mobilised from peat soils (Histosols). Specific objectives 
are to (1) identify the chemical forms of P in native, degraded and re-wetted Histosols, (2) measure and assess the actual P pollution of ground and surface water
in six representative field studies, (3) develop models which describe the main factors of P mobilisation and transport from Histosols to water and calculate
scenarios for re-wetting strategies, and (4) to develop a user-friendly Decision Support System to enable re-wetting strategies at minimised P input to freshwater.
Finally this will be assessed in co-operation with end-users of PROWATER results.
Project Summary:
The re-wetting and restoration of peatlands (synonym: Histosols) can be accompanied by the mobilisation of phosphorus (P), its transport to adjoining aquatic 
ecosystems, an accelerated eutrophication and deterioration of water quality. PROWATER is aimed to develop scientifically based guidelines for the use
and restoration of Histosols that prevent the diffuse pollution of water with P.
Achieved Objectives:
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Product Descriptions:
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Project Resources:
Funding Programme(s): 
EC Framework Programme 5
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Submitted by: EUGRIS Team Dr Stefan Gödeke  Who does what?  22/02/2005 09:44:00
Updated by: EUGRIS Team Professor Paul Bardos  Who does what?  03/10/2006 14:27:00