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Ecological State Of The Upper Dniepr And Its Basin And Prospects For The Future

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/EHR030031

Volume

7

Pages

8

Published

2003

Size

1431.06 kb

Author(s)

G. Chernogaeva

Abstract

Ecological state of the Upper Dnieper and its basin and prospects for the near future G. Chernogaeva Insti/u/e,for Global Climate and Ecology under Roshydromet and the Rz~,ssimz Academy of Science, Moscow, Russia Abstract The study was carried out in the £tamework of Project UNDP - GEF, devoted to ecological sanitation of the Dnieper-river using the GIWA procedure. The data of the long-term hydro chemical monitoring and hydro biological investigations, as well as the assessment by the GIWA procedure testify that at present, the Upper Dnieper water may be considered as moderately polluted. For the last decade the water quality has slightly improved due to the recession in industry and agriculture, but not adequately to the recession in production. Biological diversity of the river decreased, mainly in connection with construction of a cascade of storage reservoirs in the middle stream of the Dnieper-river. The biological diversity in the Upper Dnieper basin has decreased for the last hundred ye

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