The Llobregat

The Story of a Polluted Mediterranean River


ISBN: 978-3-642-30938-0 (Print) 978-3-642-30939-7 (Online)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv

  2. Chapter

    Pages 1-26

    The Llobregat River Basin: A Paradigm of Impaired Rivers Under Climate Change Threats

  3. Chapter

    Pages 27-49

    Low Llobregat Aquifers: Intensive Development, Salinization, Contamination, and Management

  4. Chapter

    Pages 51-68

    Managed Artificial Recharge in the Llobregat Aquifers: Quantitative Versus Qualitative Aspects

  5. Chapter

    Pages 69-92

    In-Stream Nutrient Flux and Retention in Relation to Land Use in the Llobregat River Basin

  6. Chapter

    Pages 93-116

    The Effect of Multiple Stressors on Biological Communities in the Llobregat

  7. Chapter

    Pages 117-133

    Occurrence of Persistent Organic Pollutants in the Llobregat River Basin: An Overview

  8. Chapter

    Pages 135-150

    Occurrence and Behavior of Brominated Flame Retardants in the Llobregat River Basin

  9. Chapter

    Pages 151-165

    Inputs of Pharmaceuticals and Endocrine Disrupting Compounds in the Llobregat River Basin

  10. Chapter

    Pages 167-192

    Occurrence and Fate of Sulfonamide Antibiotics in Surface Waters: Climatic Effects on Their Presence in the Mediterranean Region and Aquatic Ecosystem Vulnerability

  11. Chapter

    Pages 193-237

    Perfluorinated Compounds’ Analysis, Environmental Fate and Occurrence: The Llobregat River as Case Study

  12. Chapter

    Pages 239-261

    Illicit Drugs and Metabolites in the Llobregat River Basin

  13. Chapter

    Pages 263-295

    Risk Assessment of Pollutants in the Llobregat River Basin

  14. Chapter

    Pages 297-325

    Human Pressure and Its Effects on Water Quality and Biota in the Llobregat River

  15. Chapter

    Pages 327-346

    Wastewater Reuse in the Llobregat: The Experience at the Prat de Llobregat Treatment Plant

  16. Chapter

    Pages 347-368

    Ecosystem Services in an Impacted Watershed

  17. Back Matter

    Pages 369-373