Euro-FLOW: a European training and research network for environmental FLOW management in river basins. Dr. Christopher Robinson, Gabriele Consoli Eawag, Überlandstrasse 133, CH-8600 Dübendorf
Environmental high flows are being implemented globally. Understanding the effects of e-flows on stream ecology is paramount to developing and implementing effective e-flow programs. This ERS aims towards developing an understanding of flow-sediment-physico chemistry interactions with ecological processes in rivers subject to e-flows. The river Spöl in the Swiss National Park will be the case study system with over 30 e-flows being implemented in the last 18 years. This dataset along with other available datasets around the world will be used to quantify how major ecosystem processes respond to river flow modifications, i.e., environmental high flows. The study will examine the interaction of e-flows with sediment dynamics in affected rivers and their influence on river functional properties (e.g., ecosystem metabolism, primary production). System dynamics will also be assessed using current mapping techniques (drone techonology, UAVs with ADP) and GIS software based analysis.
Durchführungsdaten/-zeitraum01.01.2018 bis 31.12.2021
Verantwortung ForschungsprojektForschung Schweizerischer Nationalpark
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