IWRA World Water Congress 2008 Montpellier France
1. Water availability, use and management
F. De Nardi
M. PONTIE / F. DE
Angers University, Group Analysis and Processes (GA&P), 2 Bd. Lavoisier, 49045 Angers cedex 01,
France Tel. : +33 2 41 73 52 07 ; fax. : +33 2 41 73 54 21 ; E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org;
PUAUD/F. DE NARDI
dam water, eutrophication, diagnosis, P, NOM, macrophyte, phalaris
arundinacae, epiphytic biofilm, wetland, restoration
AbstractHuman have extensively altered the global environment, changing
global biogeochemical cycles, transforming land and enhancing the mobility of biota. Diversity at all organizational
levels, ranging from genetic diversity within populations to the diversity of ecosystems in landscapes, contributes to
global biodiversity. Human alterations change the global distribution of organisms. These changes in biodiversity alter
ecosystems processes and change the resilience of ecosystems to environmental change.
The originality of our
work is based on a systematic approach engaged in the place of Cholet (Maine-et-Loire, France) for a dam waters
of the lake denoted Ribou in order to obtain dramatic decrease of P and NOM excesses which origin is mainly
antropogenic. These nutrients brought by the agricultural activities as well as the wastewater involve a degradation of
our aquatic ecosystem (eutrophication periods and high level of DOC > 10 mg/L and P > 1 mg/L).
this work by a diagnosis on the catchment area. The following work was the inventory of the autochtonous
macrophytes. One phytosociological group of species appeared forming a phalaridae, a typical sociological group
only resident in water containing high levels of pollutants. The results show that the hydrophytes density, represented
mainly by the common duckweed (Lemna minor), still being small compared with the amphibious species density on
which yellow cress (Rorippa amphibia) and the willow (Salix sp.) dominate.
To complete this macroscopic
approach, we focalized our attention on the epiphytic biofilms of the inventory macrophytes by scanning electronic
microscopy (SEM) and the presence of few micro-organisms species (bacteria, cyanobacteria, alguae) forming
epiphytic biofilms were described for the first time, specially on the phalaris arundinacae species.
Principal component analysis (PCA) tool was conducted in order to identify the different trophic status of our dam
water during seven years (2000 to 2007) from water physico-chemical parameters (T, O2, pH, conductivity,
Chlorophyll. a, DOC, total P, etc).
Actually, treatment wetlands are envisaged by combining the results of
floristic inventory, biofilms characterizations and PCA results, in order to restore water quality.
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17ème Ed.26.27 et 28 sept 06, P03-1.