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Title: Cyanobacteria in water supply reservoirs and strategies for their control
Authors: von Sperling, Eduardo
Gomes, Lenora N.
Diniz e Souza, Amilton
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: © WEDC, Loughborough University
Citation: VON SPERLING, E. ... et al, 2006. Cyanobacteria in water supply reservoirs and strategies for their control. IN: Fisher, J. (ed). Sustainable development of water resources, water supply and environmental sanitation: Proceedings of the 32nd WEDC International Conference, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 13-17 November 2006, pp. 279-281.
Abstract: The paper describes the problems related with eutrophication in water supply reservoirs. One of the most relevant impacts is the growth of cyanobacteria, which are able to generate very powerful toxins. This situation is more critical in tropical regions, where all metabolical processes are faster and where generally there is lack of financial resources for implementation of adequate monitoring programs. A case study(Vargem das Flores Reservoir) is presented, with emphasis on the study of eutrophication development based on N/P relationship. It was found that low N/P values did not favour here the dominance of cyanobacteria, as generally reported in the technical literature. The paper also discusses the adoption of some preventive and corrective techniques for avoiding cyanobacteria blooms in water supply reservoirs.
Description: This is a conference paper.
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/28935
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