Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2016

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Symbol A (Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences) » A-HW Hydrology & Water Environment

[A-HW16] Water and material transport and cycles in catchment ecosystems: from headwater to coastal area

Thu. May 26, 2016 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall HALL6)

Convener:*Seiko Yoshikawa(Narional Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences), Masahiro Kobayashi(Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute), Noboru Okuda(Research Institute for Humanity and Nature), Shin-ichi Onodera(Graduate School of Integrated and Arts Sciences, Hiroshima University), Kazuhisa Chikita(Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Faculty of Science, Hokkaido University), Tomohisa Irino(Faculty of Environmental Earth Science, Hokkaido University), Shinji Nakaya(Department of Water Environment and Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Shinshu University), Mitsuyo Saito(Graduate School of Environmental and Life Science, Okayama University)

3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

[AHW16-P08] Study of the water environment evaluation method using aquatic organisms

*Kazunori Okajima1, Yuya Masumoto1, Shinji Nakaya1 (1.Department of Civil Engineering, Shinshu University)

In order to evaluate the desirable water environment, it’s necessary to have the perspective of various water environmental factors in addition to water quality like Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD). For example, there are water quantity, aquatic organisms and the waterside environment. We can know the soundness of water environment by investigating aquatic organisms, because aquatic organisms are affected by various factors of water environment. Ministry of the Environment is considering the method that can be evaluated for water environment soundness using an average score per taxon (ASPT) of benthos in river. This method is called "Biological Monitoring Working Party System in Japanese version". The method has different advantage from the indicator of water quality like BOD. Civilians can understand more easily whether water environment is good, and have friendly feeling to the waterside. In order to improve the advantage of the method, it needs to set reference values of ASPT. In this study, we examined the setting of the reference values of ASTP based on BOD by analyzing the correlation between BOD and ASPT. As the results, we suggested that it’s more possible for ASTP to set reference values in middle basin of river than in lower basin.