Treated waste disposal in a sensitive receiver area; the case of the vistonis lagoon in east Macedonia Thrace, Greece

Constantine P. Tsimpiridis, N. Papamanolis, A. Parpairis, V. C. Kelessidis, T. Exarchou

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Abstract

Waste disposal is the biggest humanity problem nowadays. This has been recognized worldwide and we are lucky because waste treatment is applied, at least at developed countries. On the other hand Nature is suffering a lot and biodiversity is reducing rapidly. The preservation and conservation of Nature has leaded European Union to establish the NATURA 2000 network in continuity of Ramsar Convention. In this paper the conditions and the status of the biotopes of the National Park of East Macedonia and Thrace, and particularly of Vistonis lagoon, were studied and analyzed, because the significant and very important flora and fauna of this ecosystem render it worthy of protection, while at the same time, its characterization as Nature (Natura 2000, Ramsar, SPA (Special Protected Area) and SCI) make it of immense importance to the Region. The study involved examination of the effects of direct and indirect disposal of treated sewage in the main body of the water of the lagoon, analysis of the biotic and abiotic elements of the ecosystem and evaluation of the state of the anthropogenic environment. The implementation of this thesis was carried out by the means of literature review with emphasis on wetlands and lagoons, like the area under investigation in this thesis, analysis of the biotic and abiotic elements of the lagoon ecosystem, survey of similar theses, articles and studies, proposals of measures for effective protection and integrated area management and probing analysis on the economic and environmental value of the environment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication9th International Multidicsciplinary Scientific Geoconference and EXPO - Modern Management of Mine Producing, Geology and Environmental Protection, SGEM 2009
Pages653-661
Number of pages9
Volume2
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event9th International Multidicsciplinary Scientific Geoconference and EXPO, SGEM 2009 - Albena, Bulgaria
Duration: 14 Jun 200919 Jun 2009

Other

Other9th International Multidicsciplinary Scientific Geoconference and EXPO, SGEM 2009
CountryBulgaria
CityAlbena
Period14/6/0919/6/09

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Waste disposal
waste disposal
Ecosystems
lagoon
ecosystem
Waste treatment
Biodiversity
Ramsar Convention
Wetlands
Sewage
environmental values
Conservation
waste treatment
biotope
literature review
protected area
European Union
Economics
national park
flora

Keywords

  • East macedonia-thrace
  • Lagoons
  • NATURA 2000
  • Vistonis
  • Waste disposal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geology
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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Tsimpiridis, C. P., Papamanolis, N., Parpairis, A., Kelessidis, V. C., & Exarchou, T. (2009). Treated waste disposal in a sensitive receiver area; the case of the vistonis lagoon in east Macedonia Thrace, Greece. In 9th International Multidicsciplinary Scientific Geoconference and EXPO - Modern Management of Mine Producing, Geology and Environmental Protection, SGEM 2009 (Vol. 2, pp. 653-661)

Treated waste disposal in a sensitive receiver area; the case of the vistonis lagoon in east Macedonia Thrace, Greece. / Tsimpiridis, Constantine P.; Papamanolis, N.; Parpairis, A.; Kelessidis, V. C.; Exarchou, T.

9th International Multidicsciplinary Scientific Geoconference and EXPO - Modern Management of Mine Producing, Geology and Environmental Protection, SGEM 2009. Vol. 2 2009. p. 653-661.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Tsimpiridis, CP, Papamanolis, N, Parpairis, A, Kelessidis, VC & Exarchou, T 2009, Treated waste disposal in a sensitive receiver area; the case of the vistonis lagoon in east Macedonia Thrace, Greece. in 9th International Multidicsciplinary Scientific Geoconference and EXPO - Modern Management of Mine Producing, Geology and Environmental Protection, SGEM 2009. vol. 2, pp. 653-661, 9th International Multidicsciplinary Scientific Geoconference and EXPO, SGEM 2009, Albena, Bulgaria, 14/6/09.
Tsimpiridis CP, Papamanolis N, Parpairis A, Kelessidis VC, Exarchou T. Treated waste disposal in a sensitive receiver area; the case of the vistonis lagoon in east Macedonia Thrace, Greece. In 9th International Multidicsciplinary Scientific Geoconference and EXPO - Modern Management of Mine Producing, Geology and Environmental Protection, SGEM 2009. Vol. 2. 2009. p. 653-661
Tsimpiridis, Constantine P. ; Papamanolis, N. ; Parpairis, A. ; Kelessidis, V. C. ; Exarchou, T. / Treated waste disposal in a sensitive receiver area; the case of the vistonis lagoon in east Macedonia Thrace, Greece. 9th International Multidicsciplinary Scientific Geoconference and EXPO - Modern Management of Mine Producing, Geology and Environmental Protection, SGEM 2009. Vol. 2 2009. pp. 653-661
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