Water Quality Assessment and Management of Lake Kinneret Water Resources: Results and Challenges

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Part of the Global Issues in Water Policy book series (GLOB, volume 4)

Abstract

Management of a human-controlled social-ecological system should be based on a set of criteria allowing a compromise between the necessity to conserve the aquatic ecosystem in some predefined “reference” state and the necessity to provide the required ecosystem services such as water supply, a recreational site, and fishery. The task of water resource management can therefore be formulated as the optimization of an objective function (Q) of the economic activities (EA): anthropogenic activities in the lake watershed and intensity of water resources uses, water quality (WQ), and economic effectiveness of the management (costs versus benefits, CB): and assessment of the relationships between them should be a central task for establishing a scientifically based water resource management strategy. In reality, however, we demonstrate the problematic aspects of such an implementation.

Keywords

Water Quality Water Resource Management Lake Level Nutrient Load Water Quality Index 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Israel Oceanographic and Limnological ResearchKinneret Limnological LaboratoryMigdalIsrael
  2. 2.Lake Kinneret & Watershed Monitoring and Management UnitIsrael Water AuthorityTel-AvivIsrael

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