Science Inventory

Water Quality Protection from Nutrient Pollution: Case Analysis

Citation:

Yuan, Y. Water Quality Protection from Nutrient Pollution: Case Analysis. 3rd International Conference on Water Resource and Environment, Qingdao, CHINA, June 26 - 29, 2017.

Impact/Purpose:

Presented at the 3rd International Conference on Water Resource and Environment.

Description:

Water bodies and coastal areas around the world are threatened by increases in upstream sediment and nutrient loads, which influence drinking water sources, aquatic species, and other ecologic functions and services of streams, lakes, and coastal water bodies. For example, increased nutrient fluxes from the Mississippi River Basin have been linked to increased occurrences of seasonal hypoxia in northern Gulf of Mexico. Lake Erie is another example where in the summer of 2014 nutrients, nutrients, particularly phosphorus, washed from fertilized farms, cattle feedlots, and leaky septic systems; caused a severe algae bloom, much of it poisonous; and resulted in the loss of drinking water for a half-million residents. Our current management strategies for point and non-point source nutrient loadings need to be improved to protect and meet the expected increased future demands of water for consumption, recreation, and ecological integrity. This presentation introduces management practices being implemented and their effectiveness in reducing nutrient loss from agricultural fields, a case analysis of nutrient pollution of the Grand Lake St. Marys and possible remedies, and ongoing work on watershed modeling to improve our understanding on nutrient loss and water quality.

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Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PRESENTATION/SLIDE)
Product Published Date: 06/29/2017
Record Last Revised: 06/27/2017
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 336804

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL EXPOSURE RESEARCH LABORATORY

SYSTEMS EXPOSURE DIVISION