Monitoring and Assessment of Nutrient Removal Capacities of Wetlands
It is generally recognized that the removal capacity varies considerably according to water flow, concentration, loads and natural conditions of the wetlands. The Danube Regional Project prepares a quantified approach to be made for the DRB wetlands to better assess their removal capacities and the possibilities in wetland management to optimize such processes, while still giving priority to the ecological needs of these ecosystems. These results will considerably improve and disseminate world-wide the knowledge about nutrient removal through wetlands rehabilitation and would define the technical and economic parameters for efficient wetlands management while still considering other benefits (biodiversity, water purification etc.) and giving priority to the ecological needs of these ecosystems.