BIOWATER activities presented in new film

Watch this new video from BIOWATER, to get an overview of our current objectives and activities! BIOWATER has to date had 11 PhD-students either directly enrolled or associated, of which one has already achieved his title. The remaining 10, along with our senior scientists and post.doc’s, keep up the momentum to explore how a bioeconomy may affect our freshwaters and

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did you say ecosystem services?

“Ecosystem services” has become an increasingly used concept in the academic world. One (of many) definitions is that ecosystem services are the benefits people obtain from ecosystems. Like the feature photo indicates, this can be the recreational benefits given to us by a lake, or it can be clean drinking water, healthy fish for dinner, insects that pollinate and thereby

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What headwater streams can tell us

A milestone in BIOWATER was reached when the paper “Land-use dominates climate controls on nitrogen and phosphorus export from managed and natural Nordic headwater catchments” was published in the scientific journal Hydrological Processes. In Module 2 of BIOWATER, our aim is to understand catchment processes and trends in nutrients by analysing long-term data series. In this paper, 12 authors have

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from stakeholders’ views to scenario modeling

BIOWATER hosted a virtual  SWAT scenario workshop on 4-6 November 2020,  and the lecturer was the SWAT expert Dr. Eugenio Molina Navarro from the University of Madrid. Why is this an important topic for BIOWATER? Well, across the Nordic countries we have asked stakeholders of their beliefs about future land uses in a bioeconomy. We have compiled their answers on

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special issue on environmental effects of a green bioeconomy

If the bioeconomy does not develop in a sustainable way, the modifications of the rural landscape, in combination with expected climate change, will seriously affect our freshwater resources, and thereby society. This is one of many conclusions in BIOWATER’s special issue “Environmental effects of a green bioeconomy” (Ambio 49-11). There are altogether 12 papers in the issue, and we have

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new paper: Comparing nutrient processes in 87 small nordic catchments

Fatemeh Hashemi and co-authors from the Biowater project were very early keen to investigate the dynamics of nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) forms across the range of Nordic mini-catchments. They wanted to develop “catchment cartoons” that could be used by scientists when communicating results to stakeholders and decision makers. Fatemeh’s newly published paper in the Journal of Water with the

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New review: How well can we mitigate nutrient losses from drainage systems?

Biowater’s PhD student Mette Vodder Carstensen (University of Aarhus) and co-authors asked themselves: How efficient are mitigation measures targeting nutrient losses from drainage system in the Nordic region? Main author Mette V. Carstensen writes: “This was our first question setting the stage for this study, as despite many initiatives and efforts, the losses of nutrients to our rivers, lakes and

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REAL RESEARCH IN “VIRTUAL” CAMP

When we entered 2020, Biowater was half-way. Our original plans for the third Summer Camp was to meet at the Hurdalssjøen Hotel, at a scenery lake site in Norway. We envisaged to continue our tradition with a combination of scientific meetings and social gatherings. However, as with so many other meetings these days, we had to change our plans. Hence,

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