Eutrophication Forum Homepage
- An introduction to the forum and information on eutrophication
Please note this forum is no longer active and the associated pages are retained solely as an archive of the Forum activities.
Eutrophication is the enrichment of
water by nutrients
(normally nitrates and phosphates). Excessive growth of algae and
higher forms of plant life can then cause deterioration in the water
quality and destroy the balance of flora and fauna.
The UK Eutrophication Forum (UKEF)
discusses research and
disseminates information on eutrophication. Forum members
meet three times per annum. The Forum is supported by the Foundation
for Water Research (FWR), the Environment Agency (EA) and the
Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra).
These webpages provide the
- An introduction to eutrophication in the UK
- Forum members and links to their appropriate websites/pages
- Summary of the Latest Forum meeting
- A Bibliography of publications and information on the World
- Research Publications
- If you wish to contribute to the Forum, or obtain
information, please contact the secretary, Dick Ainsworth.
- Tel: +44(0)1628 891589
Fax: +44(0)1628 472711
- Relevant Links
is the British
If you are interested in the study of algae see their website. The aims
of the Society are to advance education by the
encouragement and pursuit of all aspects of the study of algae and to
publish the results of this research in a journal, and also in other
publications which shall from time to time appear desirable, provided
that all publications of the Society shall be available to the general
- HYDRA is the HYDrosciences Research Association
for strategic multi-disciplinary research in water science, policy and
management. Membership comprises water science research groups in SE
England. It's main objective
is to undertake strategic research through collaboration between member
organisations, policy makers and industry.