Journal article

The Effectiveness of Global Constructed Shallow Waterbody Design Guidelines to Limit Harmful Algal Blooms

S Liu, F Johnson, B Tamburic, ND Crosbie, W Glamore

WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH | AMER GEOPHYSICAL UNION | Published : 2021

Abstract

Constructed shallow waterbodies are often designed and built to limit harmful algal blooms in urban regions. Efforts to reduce algal bloom occurrence in these waterbodies have largely focused on waterbody design, catchment criteria and onsite engineering options. However, many constructed shallow waterbodies that comply with design guidelines still experience harmful algal blooms. Identifying the knowledge gaps in current guidelines and examining their recommended design criteria can improve their effectiveness to reduce algal outbreaks. Here, we reviewed 66 global guidelines and identified common design criteria. The use of a ‘one size fits all' empirical approach and dated literature are c..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The authors wish to acknowledge the ongoing support of Melbourne Water via the Nuisance and Harmful Algae Science-Practice Partnership (NHASP) for this research project. Ms Shuang Liu is supported by NHASP and an Australian Government Research Training Program scholarship.