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EVENT: Seminar - Lake Kinneret: trying to sustain a lake in extreme conditions

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Seminar - Lake Kinneret: trying to sustain a lake in extreme conditions : Gideon Gal, 19 July, 4pm Other events...
Lake Kinneret, the only natural freshwater lake in Israel, is of prime importance to the country. Since the mid 1960’s it has provided a significant portion of the country’s drinking water, and acts as a major recreation, cultural and religious site and has a vibrant fisheries. Due to its importance, an extensive monitoring program was initiated in 1969. It is clear from the monitoring program that an extremely stable and predictable ecosystem existed in the lake until 1994. However, that is no longer the case with the lake now suffering from varying, and unpredictable, magnitudes of cyanobacteria blooms. In addition, the lake’s region is undergoing a sequence of over 5 years of low rainfall which has resulted in extreme conditions. As a consequence, radical steps are planned. I will provide an overview of the lake ecosystem, the issues with which we are dealing, some of the tools we are using to provide advice to decision makers, and plans for assisting in lake recovery.
Speaker(s) Gideon Gal
Location Simmonds Lecture Theater, UWA
Contact Faculty of Science Marketing <[email protected]>
Start Thu, 19 Jul 2018 16:00
End Thu, 19 Jul 2018 17:00
Submitted by Holly Barclay <[email protected]>
Last Updated Mon, 16 Jul 2018 10:22
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