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Andersson, Ingela
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Andersson, I., Jarsjö, J. & Petersson, M. (2014). Saving the Baltic Sea, the Inland Waters of Its Drainage Basin, or Both? Spatial Perspectives on Reducing P-Loads in Eastern Sweden. Ambio, 43(7), 914-925
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Saving the Baltic Sea, the Inland Waters of Its Drainage Basin, or Both? Spatial Perspectives on Reducing P-Loads in Eastern Sweden
2014 (English)In: Ambio, ISSN 0044-7447, E-ISSN 1654-7209, Vol. 43, no 7, p. 914-925Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Nutrient loads from inland sources to the Baltic Sea and adjacent inland waters need to be reduced in order to prevent eutrophication and meet requirements of the European Water Framework Directive (WFD) and the Baltic Sea Action Plan (BSAP). We here investigate the spatial implications of using different possible criteria for reducing water-borne phosphorous (P) loads in the Northern Baltic Sea River Basin District (NBS-RBD) in Sweden. Results show that most catchments that have a high degree of internal eutrophication do not express high export of P from their outlets. Furthermore, due to lake retention, lake catchments with high P-loads per agricultural area (which is potentially of concern for the WFD) did not considerably contribute to the P-loading of the Baltic Sea. Spatially uniform water quality goals may, therefore, not be effective in NBS-RBD, emphasizing more generally the need for regional adaptation of WFD and BSAP-related goals.

National Category
Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
Research subject
Environmental Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-23422 (URN)10.1007/s13280-014-0523-x (DOI)000343659300009 ()24799149 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-84910139818 (Scopus ID)1169/42/2007:10 (Local ID)1169/42/2007:10 (Archive number)1169/42/2007:10 (OAI)
Projects
ECOPOOL - Ecosystems as common-pool resources - Implications for building sustainable water management institutions in the Baltic Sea Region
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, 1169/42/2007:10
Note

Funded by the Ministry of Education and Research within the Research School for Teachers on Climate Evolution and Water Resources

Available from: 2014-05-08 Created: 2014-05-08 Last updated: 2019-04-25Bibliographically approved
Andersson, I., Petersson, M. & Jarsjö, J. (2012). Impact of the European Water Framework Directive on local-level water management: Case study Oxunda Catchment, Sweden. Land use policy, 29(1), 73-82
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Impact of the European Water Framework Directive on local-level water management: Case study Oxunda Catchment, Sweden
2012 (English)In: Land use policy, ISSN 0264-8377, E-ISSN 1873-5754, Vol. 29, no 1, p. 73-82Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The Water Framework Directive (WFD) of the European Union provides a common framework for water policy that focuses on holistic and integrated water management in river basins. In many member states, implementation of the WFD has shifted the main responsibility for local water issues from the municipal level to the regional or supra-regional levels. In this study, we investigated how the implementation of the WFD has influenced local-level water management including the interpretation of the new environmental quality standards. Specifically, we considered Sweden, which has traditionally had relatively strong governance at the municipal level. Because a sufficient amount of time has now passed for evaluation of WFD-related effects on operational water handling, we interviewed individuals directly involved in water planning and land use planning at the municipal level in one sub catchment in the Northern Baltic Sea River Basin District of Sweden, as well as representatives for superior levels and associations. Despite divergent views regarding the priority of water issues in physical planning among the local-level planners interviewed, they had all participated in successful inter-municipal pre-WFD collaboration projects. Although such collaborations could help increase the understanding and acceptance of WFD-related goals and costs, as well as facilitate conflict solving, as shown in the Oxunda Catchment, they have not gained much attention in the WFD implementation process. Additionally, physical planners have generally been reluctant to accept new environmental quality standards resulting from WFD implementation, in part because they lack precise definitions, but also because they could challenge the municipal routine of weighing various objectives against each other. Furthermore, despite WFD-related increases in ambition levels, lack of resource improvements at the municipal level were identified as potential problems by local environmental planners.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ELSEVIER, 2012
Keywords
WFD implementation, Environmental quality standards, Spatial fit, Horizontal integration, Municipal level, Interviews
National Category
Environmental Sciences Physical Geography
Research subject
Environmental Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-11909 (URN)10.1016/j.landusepol.2011.05.006 (DOI)000296041300008 ()2-s2.0-80051555908 (Scopus ID)1169/42/2007:10 (Local ID)1169/42/2007:10 (Archive number)1169/42/2007:10 (OAI)
Projects
ECOPOOL - ecosystem as common-pool resources: Implication for building sustainable water management institutions in the Baltic Sea region.
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies
Note

Funded by the Ministry of Education and Research within the Research School for Teachers on Climate Evolution and Water Resources

Available from: 2011-10-18 Created: 2011-10-04 Last updated: 2019-04-25Bibliographically approved
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