Reliable Seawater Resources: A Factor for Development of the Growing Varna Region

S. DINEVA
Institute of Fish Resources, BG – 9000 Varna, Bulgaria

Abstract

DINEVA, S., 2015. Reliable seawater resources: a factor for development of the growing Varna region. Bulg. J. Agric. Sci., Supplement 1, 21: 116–120

In terms of water resources, important concern and one of the challenging issues will continue to be reliable seawater for a growing population, development of coastal infrastructure, and associated social and environmental activities. As the Varna Bay and the Black Sea coastal area near to Cape Galata contribute greatly to the well-being of a large number of people, in 2013, in response to social and environmental concerns, hydrological and hydrochemical research was fulfilled. This investigation promotes protection and development of the Varna Black Sea region for years to come and to be met various demands. Varna region’s seawater protection has to encompass also effective policies and management practices so that the impacts of rapid urbanization can be managed better and sustainable development for all to be achieved. 

Key words: seawater; Varna Bay; Cape Galata; Black Sea; water environment
Abbreviations: SSS – Sea surface salinity; SST – Sea surface temperature; O2, % – Oxygen saturation; COD-Mn – Chemical oxygen demand–Mn; St. – Station

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