A Modelling Approach for Lake Malawi/Nyasa/Niassa: Integrating Hydrological and Limnological Data

This study presents a toolkit approach for linking land- and lake-based data and models to determine the impact of human activities on the water quality of rivers and lakes. The integrated modelling framework was adapted to address specific issues and scenarios. Based on the preliminary results, a hypothetical 50% re-forestation of the Linthipe Watershed in the southern part of Lake Malawi/Nyasa/Niassa may lead to a decrease in the spring peak value of total phosphorus concentration from about 15 mg/L to 10 mg/L in the top layer (0 – 40 m) of the lake’s Outlet Basin. Discussions on improvement to future modelling and monitoring programs are also presented.

Advances in Global Research Series

- Niassa

- Inglês

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- Biodiversidade das águas interiores e zonas húmidas

- Artigo com revisão pelos pares e teses universitárias

- Identificação, Monitoria, Indicadores e Avaliações

- Reserva Marinha Parcial do Lago Niassa