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By J. Ganoulis, I. L. Murphy (auth.), Jacques Ganoulis, Irene Lyons Murphy, Mitja Brilly (eds.)

A resource of updated info on present water assets, their caliber and volume, in each kingdom within the Balkans. Institutional buildings, water administration concerns and water tracking difficulties are analyzed, with specific connection with overseas waters, utilizing attribute case reviews, together with the Sava River, Lake Ohrid, The Nestos/Mesta River, the Neretva River estuary, and coastal waters in Turkey. Contributions written by way of specialists from France, the united kingdom and the us reveal state of the art digital networking and the administration of allotted water databases.
the security of water assets within the Balkans has turn into a excessive profile factor because the cave in of communism within the sector, the get a divorce of former Yugoslavia, and ethnic tensions in Kosovo. Transboundary river pollutants and the advance of overseas water basins name call for pressing local co-operation, with a purpose to be facilitated via the overseas community of Water-Environment Centres for the Balkans, the initiation of that is defined within the ultimate conclusions of the book.

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3 SUGGESTED MONITORING PROGRAMME A prerequisite is the evaluation and interpretation of existing data. This aspect is considered as part of the monitoring programme. By comparing the results of new investigations with earlier results, such as species lists, threatened and endangered (endemic) species can be recognised, and anthropogenic impacts may be changed accordingly to avoid further harmful changes in the environment. Of primary interest are the phyto- and zooplankton, benthic fauna, fish, reed belts and Chara meadows in the littoral and sub littoral zone, respectively.

15 III 'J. 11 ••• 1I •• 1I. 05 . J - - - - - L - - ' V - - - - a 1 5 9 13 17 n 2S~ D 21 25 29 33 Figure 2. Plots of basic water quality variables in River Nestos at Delta station (6/92-10/93). Ammonium (NH4J is characterised by the high variance at all stations. Stations 1 and 3 have higher values than station 2. 45). The entire above can be attributed to imported pollution (industrial, domestic or agricultural) and to pollution entering downstream at Stavroupoli (domestic or agricultural). e. the guide values for class A 1 drinking water and for salmonides and cyprinides propagation.

3 24 LEGEND: c:::g • KARST AREA NATURALHAllITAGE PROTECI'EDAREAS SUBWATERSHEDS Figure 2. The Sava River basin with main sub watersheds, heritage protected areas and karst. The Una River, a right bank tributary that forms a border between Croatia and B&H, has a watershed of 9,640. km 2 and a mean discharge of 290 m3 per sec. The Vrbas River with a watershed of6,386 km 2 has a mean discharge of 100 m3 per sec. The Bosna River has a watershed of 10,460 km 2 and a mean discharge of 170 m3 per sec.

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