When the creation of a new safety reservoir for the drinking water supply of the Antwerp region was envisaged it was decided that a number of actions would be undertaken to create a favourable environment for bioregulation (biomanipulation). These were: the use of boulders for the side-walls instead of concrete or bitumen, first flooding with a shallow layer of water to leach out the minerals contained in the upper clay layer of the bottom floor, introduction of freshwater mussels and of a number of fish species (bitterlings, predators such as eels, pike-perch and pike) and of submerged, floating-leaved and emergent aquatic plant species. This paper is a report on the results of these bioregulation measures obtained so far.
The influence of bioregulation on water quality of the prefiltered stagnant water reservoir eekhoven (Flanders, Belgium)
Jan De Maeseneer, Lue Gille, Jan Meheus; The influence of bioregulation on water quality of the prefiltered stagnant water reservoir eekhoven (Flanders, Belgium). Water Sci Technol 1 January 1998; 37 (2): 277–283. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.1998.0150
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