The Danube River Basin

  • Igor Liska

Part of the The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry book series (HEC, volume 39)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Mihaela Popovici
    Pages 23-38
  3. Carmen Hamchevici, Ion Udrea
    Pages 39-59
  4. Gunther Umlauf, Eugen H. Christoph, Tania Huber, Giulio Mariani, Anne Müller, Helle Skejo et al.
    Pages 133-195
  5. Vesna Micić, Thilo Hofmann
    Pages 197-215
  6. Florian R. Storck, Frank Sacher, Heinz-Jürgen Brauch
    Pages 251-270
  7. Franz Josef Maringer, Claudia Seidel, Andreas Baumgartner, Michael Stietka
    Pages 271-284
  8. Wolfram Graf, Patrick Leitner, Florian Pletterbauer
    Pages 287-315
  9. Jarmila Makovinska, Dasa Hlubikova
    Pages 317-340
  10. Georg A. Janauer, Brigitte Schmidt, Udo Schmidt-Mumm
    Pages 341-358
  11. Vladimír Kováč
    Pages 359-388
  12. Momir Paunović, Béla Csányi, Predrag Simonović, Katarina Zorić
    Pages 389-409
  13. Alexander K. T. Kirschner, Gerhard Kavka, Georg H. Reischer, Regina Sommer, A. Paul Blaschke, Margaret Stevenson et al.
    Pages 439-468
  14. Ulrich Schwarz
    Pages 469-479
  15. Helmut Habersack, Elisabeth Jäger, Christoph Hauer
    Pages 481-501
  16. Brent D. Newman, Pradeep K. Aggarwal, Luis J. Araguás Araguás, Hana Hudcová, Wolfgang Papesch, Dieter Rank et al.
    Pages 503-518
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 519-523

About this book


This volume offers a comprehensive review of the chemical, biological and hydromorphological quality of the Danube. The first part examines the chemical pollution of surface waters, focusing on organic compounds (with special emphasis given to EU WFD priority substances and Danube River Basin specific pollutants), heavy metals and nutrients. Attention is also given to pollution of groundwater and drinking water resources by hazardous substances and to radioactivity in the Danube. The second part highlights the biology and hydromorphology of the Danube. It focuses on benthic macroinvertebrates, phytobenthos, macrophytes, fish, phytoplankton as well as microbiology, with chapters dedicated to gaps and uncertainties in the ecological status assessment and to invasive alien species. Further chapters dealing with the hydromorphology, sediment management and isotope hydrology complete the overall picture of the status of the Danube.


Benthic macroinvertebrates Danube water quality model Drinking water resources EU WFD priority substances Groundwater pollution Heavy metals Hydromorphology Isotope hydrology Macrophytes Phytobenthos Phytoplankton Sediment management Water pollution

Editors and affiliations

  • Igor Liska
    • 1
  1. 1.International Commission for the Protection of the Danube RiverVienna International CentreViennaAustria

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