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Drainage in Sweden -the past and new developments
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Sustainable development, Environmental science and Engineering, Water and Environmental Engineering. Department of Geology and Mineralogy, Åbo Akademi, Åbo, Finland.
2019 (English)In: Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica - Section B, ISSN 0906-4710, E-ISSN 1651-1913, Vol. 69, no 5, p. 405-410Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Land drainage in Sweden has been regulated in various laws since the Middle Ages. The lowering of lake surfaces and the ditching of wetlands has been considered a valuable task to gain cultivable land, and more recently, to promote forest growth. However, in recent years the debate surrounding drainage in forests has been a matter of considerable discussion. The dry and hot summer of 2018 has awakened new views on the subject. Monitoring has shown an exceptionally low groundwater levels countrywide. Especially the islands of Öland and Gotland have faced groundwater shortages and the groundwater levels are still low in both small and large aquifers. Drainage within forest land has lacked any scientific basis until rather recently. Still, it has been a supported activity during the twentieth century. However, this has gradually as knowledge on the activity has increased and the ecology of downstream water bodies has been considered. Today, only the rinsing of existing drainage is actively practised, and it is surrounded by a number of recommendations which are still under discussion.

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Taylor & Francis, 2019. Vol. 69, no 5, p. 405-410
Keywords [en]
agriculture, Ditching, drainage, forests, lakes, wetlands
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Environmental Management
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-252475DOI: 10.1080/09064710.2019.1586991ISI: 000474807700004Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85062799118OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-252475DiVA, id: diva2:1337234
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Available from: 2019-07-12 Created: 2019-07-12 Last updated: 2019-07-31Bibliographically approved

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