Gabriela Adina Moroșanu

Gabriela Adina Moroșanu
University of Bucharest | Unibuc · Department of Meteorology and Hydrology

PhD - Hydrology at the University Grenoble Alpes and University of Bucharest, Faculty of Geography

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Introduction
Although I started with a holistic approach of geography, it took not much for me to discover my penchant for the hydrosphere, with everything it entails: water and sediments dynamics, physical quality of rivers, geochemistry applied to alluvial deposits, sand mining. In the pursuit of "trade" research, which leaves no time to ponder on, to learn out of pure scientific or societal concern, I believe that we must not move away from the world of ideas and selfless devotion to "seek" and "discover"

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This paper aims to examine the stakeholders' interaction in the water management system at the R'Dom Sub-basin (Morocco). For this purpose, The MACTOR participatory approach was implemented to involve all key water stakeholders and to analyze their interactions. The action system was characterized by the analysis of related water issues and relevan...
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This chapter provides an up-to-date overview of the flow variability of the Lower Danube River, on a length of about 1,000 km, from the entrance in Romania (at Baziaș) to the beginning of the delta (at Ceatal Izmail or Ceatal Chilia, in Romania). It highlights the spatio-temporal variation of the average, maximum and minimum annual and monthly disc...
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This chapter presents information on the temporal and spatial variation of several nutrient concentrations (NH4-N, NO2-N, NO3-N, PO4-P and total phosphorous) over the course of 22 years (1996–2017), based on concentrations recorded at five monitoring stations located along the Lower Danube River (between km 1,071 and km 132), belonging to the Trans...
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To better understand the outcomes of river restoration, our paper analyzes the variability of the water content in a restored riparian wetland. We focused our demonstration on the case study of the Babina Islet located in the northern Danube Delta. This site was restored in 1994 by opening levees to regain the pristine hydrological regime with both...
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To better understand the outcomes of river restoration, our paper analyzes the variability of the water content in a restored riparian wetland. We focused our demonstration on the case study of the Babina Islet located in the northern Danube Delta. This site was restored in 1994 by opening levees to regain the pristine hydrological regime with both...
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Franco-Romanian geographical relationships in climatology, geomorphology and hydrology, at the University of Bucharest.The scientific collaboration between French and Romanian geographers has a long and rich history, exceeding 120 years. Over time, it experienced more or less favorable periods, depending on the political and historical context. Thi...
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Low Impact Development (LID) is an approach to urban drainage design and planning and it is considered to be an effective technical solution to manage urban runoff. The current work demonstrates how LID can be integrated in the management of urban runoff in order to significantly decrease a large volume of stormwater before it reaches the receiving...
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This article aims to understand the typologies of stakeholders, their role in the water resources management system in the R’Dom Sub-basin(Morocco), and to identify the current and desired interactions among stakeholders. For this purpose, The MACTOR participatory approach was adopted to involve all key water stakeholders and to analyze their inter...
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This paper reports the elaboration and application of an Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) indicators framework designed to assess Water management system in the Meknes Region. The framework making up of twelve indicators was developed and applied to the R’Dom sub-basin. The methodology consisted of an indicator selection process to eval...
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The scope of this paper is to compare two legislative systems (Indian and European ones) on the issue of sand mining, more precisely how the different practices of in - river granulates' extraction, more or less controlled by a protective legislation, affects the riverine environment. We looked at how this activity is regulated, what is the green l...
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Franco-Romanian geographical relationships in climatology, geomorphology and hydrology at the University of Bucharest. The scientific collaboration between the French and Romanian geographers has had a long and rich history of over 120 years. Over time, it has gone through more or less favorable periods, depending on the political and historical co...
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Franco-Romanian geographical relationships in climatology, geomorphology and hydrology at the University of Bucharest. The scientific collaboration between the French and Romanian geographers has had a long and rich history of over 120 years. Over time, it has gone through more or less favorable periods, depending on the political and historical co...
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La thèse doctorale intitulée « La dynamique hydro-sédimentaire du bassin versant de la rivière Jiu. Approche systémique et multi-échelle » analyse le transfert des flux liquides et solides au niveau du bassin versant de la rivière Jiu, à des divers échelles spatiales et temporelles. La rivière Jiu (339 km de longueur) est un des plus importants aff...
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This paper aimed to investigate the dominant runoff processes (DRP's) at plot-scale in the Curvature Subcar-pathians under natural rainfall conditions characteristic for Romania's temperate environment. The study was based on 32 selected rainfall-runoff events produced during the interval April-September (2014-2017). By comparing water balance on...
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When analysing sediment sources and transfer at the river basin scale, a key step is understanding the role of geo-morphic processes in sediment delivery. The purpose of this paper is to analyze geomorphic processes functioning as fine sediment sources in a fluvial system with a high sediment dynamics. More precisely, this paper investigates the pr...
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Jiu River, one of the most important Danube tributaries in South-Western Romania, is about 340 km long, with a catchment area of 10,080 km2. The Jiu River basin is distinguished by the presence of coal mining areas (bituminous coal in the upper sector – the Petroșani depression, and lignite in the middle sector - the Motru-Rovinari basin), which im...
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Water is the most important resource for the humankind, thus understanding hydrological processes could be considered a vital task. Therefore, the main aims of this papers are to assess: (i) the current status of hydrologic field experiments; (ii) the techniques and the stages of the field hydrologic experiments at the micro-scale/plot-scale. Micro...
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The governance through public participation in the decision making process is encouraged by the Water Framework Directive. In order to understand the characteristics of this water governance issue in Romania, our study investigates the public's response to consultation actions during the elaboration of the second cycle of the national River Basin M...
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Conducting hydromorphological assessments for evaluating the ecological status of rivers is a key requirement of the Directive 2000/60/EC (Water Framework Directive - WFD) within European Union (EU) Member States. This paper aims at understanding how this requirement was implemented, through an original comparative review of methodologies for river...
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Water is the most important resource for the humankind, thus understanding hydrological processes could be considered a vital task. Therefore, the main aims of this papers are to assess: (i) the current status of hydrologic field experiments; (ii) the techniques and the stages of the field hydrologic experiments at the micro-scale/plot-scale. Micro...
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Over the recent decades, the interest in assessing the sediment and water connectivity by means of a (more) in-depth sediment dynamics analysis through the topographical metrics has predominantly targeted mountainous watersheds. Nonetheless, little reflection has been devoted to the role played by the anthropic landforms of the mining areas in incr...
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In order to systematically plan river restoration actions at a regional scale, this paper develops a multi-criteria analysis that classifies rivers, based on their priority for hydromorphological restoration. This priority is defined by severe human pressures within the erodible corridor of the river, drastic alteration of the stream channel, and l...
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In the context of Water Framework Directive requirements, stressing the importance of the hydro-morphology in river quality assessment and restoration, this paper aims to evaluate the physical quality of Coșuștea River (located in southwestern Romania) by using the Qualphy method (developed by the Rhin - Meuse Water Management Agency, France, 1992)...
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The total dissolved solids (TDS) is a river water quality parameter reflecting its concentration in solute ions. It is sensitive to many physical and anthropogenic features of the watershed. In this context, the objective of this work is to analyze the spatial variation of the TDS and to identify the role of the main controlling factors (e.g. geolo...
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The river’s conductivity is the capacity of the water to transport electricity and depends on the physical and anthropogenic characteristics of the catchment. This paper aims to investigate the spatial variation of the rivers’ electrical conductivity in order to identify the role of its main predictors, by using multivariate analysis and GIS method...
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The river’s conductivity is the capacity of the water to transport electricity and depends on the physical and anthropogenic characteristics of the catchment. This paper aims to investigate the spatial variation of the rivers’ electrical conductivity in order to identify the role of its main predictors, by using multivariate analysis and GIS method...
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Greenly Magazine supported and has been involved in more than 30 major national and international environmental projects. Between June 14 th and 16 th 2013, Greenly Magazine took part in Street Delivery with a project that aimed to answer the theme of that year's event: " As habitants of the city and as citizens, we demand quality housing " ! The s...
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The river Dambovita, which crosses Bucharest city, is characterized by two superposed artificial riverbeds: the lower part, under Dambovita river floor, which is a channel containing sewage from the city and the upper part, which is cleaner and combines with the lower part when exiting Bucharest. This study aims to evaluate the anthropogenic impact...
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The river Dambovita, which crosses Bucharest city, is characterized by two superposed artificial riverbeds: the lower part, under Dambovita river floor, which is a channel containing sewage from the city and the upper part, which is cleaner and combines with the lower part when exiting Bucharest. This study aims to evaluate the anthropogenic impact...
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This paper aims to assess, from a statistical standpoint, the solid discharge at Corcova hydrometric station for the recent period between 1975 and 2012. The Corcova hydrometric station is located in the lowermost sector of the Coşuştea River Basin, at a distance of 2 km north-west from its confluence with Motru River. The usefulness of this study...
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This study aims to present a contribution to sharing and reuse water data in Morocco through web services (SOA) and spatial data infrastructure (SDI). In same way, we clarify the need for national standardization of water data exchange in order to build a National Water Information System (NWIS) in Morocco. This approach uses a prototype based on g...
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The paper (communication) presents an overview of hydrologic field experiments at micro-scale in Romania. In order to experimentally investigate micro (plot)-scale hydrological impact of soil erosion, the National Institute of Hydrology and Water Management founded Voineşti Experimental Basin (VES) in 1964 and the Aldeni Experimental Basins (AEB) i...
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This study aims to examine the accessibility and performance of Romania and Bulgaria in the context of the European Water Directive and their location on the Black Sea coast. To meet this main goal, the analysis was conceived from the standpoint of the existence, implementation and utility of water information systems in these two neighboring count...
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In this article, we intend to raise the issue of water information systems of the countries bordering the Black Sea. The watershed tributaries of the Black Sea basin belong to the Danube, the most developed of them, Dniester, Bug, Kamchia, Kuban, etc. Because the coordination of information systems for water throughout the basin of the Black Sea wo...
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The research aims to analyze the floods that occurred between 2000 and 2012 in the Coșuștea river basin, Romania. The study area has 449 km2 and it is extended over the northwestern part of Getic Piedmont (lower sector), as well as on Mehedinti Plateau and Mountains, in its upper sector. To achieve the objectives, hydrological data from two hydrome...
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A statistical and hydrological analysis of the maximum flow in the Terpezița river drainage basin. Starting from the idea that hydrological and hydro-meteorological parameters have a statistical existence over time and a spatial distribution that can be represented by an interaction between the mathematical and geographical elements, the present pa...
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The paper presents a number of aspects regarding the Aldeni Experimental Basin (Romania). In order to experimentally investigate micro-scale (plot scale) hydrological impact of soil erosion, the National Institute of Hydrology and Water Management founded, in 1984, the Aldeni Experimental Basin (AEB). AEB is located in the Curvature Subcarpathians,...
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The paper examines the flash floods that may appear in a representative river basin occupying the south-western Romania and also feature an example of the most recent flash flood from 2005-2006, more specifically, its causes and consequences. In order to accomplish the objectives, hydrological data were used to identify the characteristics of the f...
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Assessing drought severity and its impact on vegetation within Oltenia Plain using NDVI from MODIS (2000-2010). Remote sensing is often used for detecting seasonal vegetation changes, treating a phenomenon both from a spatial and temporal perspective. Regional assessment of the drought has a huge importance in future studies and measures taken in o...

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In the context of the requirements of the Water Framework Directive to reinstate a river’s good ecological status after being severely altered by human pressures, river restoration became a major topic in the last decade in the EU and the number of projects implemented especially on hydromorphology increased. However, it is still uncertain whether these restoration measures have positive cumulative effects, i.e. hydromorphological effectiveness, when compared to reference conditions and expectations of stakeholders, because of inconsistent methodologies. Therefore, the goal of our project is to develop a methodology to evaluate the hydromorphological effectiveness of river restoration based on standardized indicators, at various spatial scales, appropriate for implemented measures and for restored river types, weighting the expectations of actors, and adapted to case studies in Romania. This methodological protocol could become also a useful tool to create a strategy and make decisions in the practice of river restoration. Moreover, this kind of analysis could contribute at clarifying the issue of standards in environmental projects.
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This unique book provides information, recent research results and knowledge on the Lower Danube River hydro-environmental issues particularly, hydrological and hydromorphological processes, physico-chemical features, biodiversity and quality of the hydro-environment, climate and water related and hazards and sustainable management and governance of the hydro-environment. Therefore, it gives a wide variety of scientific information on the lower sector of the second-longest river of Europe, with major economic importance, which was severely impacted by human pressures, especially since the second part of the last century. The engineering works (e.g. dams, reservoirs, levees, channelization, etc.) on the Danube River and its tributaries, despite their benefits to society, altered the flow and diminished significantly the sediment load, with consequences on the hydromorphological processes and aquatic ecosystems. These ecosystems were also affected by the water alteration due to pollution generated by various sources, both point and diffused. For sustainable management of the Danube River and its watershed, several strategies and actions were designed by various actors in different institutions, from European level to national and regional spatial scales (commissions, national authorities, non-governmental organizations, etc.). Compared to upper and middle sectors of the Danube River, the lower one is less known in the international scientific literature, in terms of hydro-environmental issues. The book covers this gap and provides current and original knowledge, results of recent researches conducted by scientists from 3 countries drained by the Lower Danube River and its tributaries: Bulgaria, Romania and Serbia. This unique book will be of great scientific interest to help the professional engineers, policy planners, policy maker of three countries to implement their sustainable development plan. It is also useful for graduate students, researchers, and stakeholders as well. The table contents (ToC) of the book include the following title (but not limited to): Part I: Hydrological and Hydromorphological Processess 1. General features of the hydro-sedimentary flows along the Lower Danube River 2. Comparative assessment of hydromorphological parameters in the context of riverbed morphology anthropic changes 3. Dynamics of islands and Danube River channel in last 150 years (Vedea-Calarasi sector, Romania). Hydrogeomorphological approach 4. Analysis of Hydro-Sedimentary Processes and Fluvial Morphology along the Lower Danube River (Giurgiu-Călărași Reach) 5. Hydro-environmental specifics of the Lower Danube Bulgarian tributaries Part Ii: Physico-chemical Features, Biodiversity and Quality of the Hydro- environment 6. Water Temperature Variability in the Lower Danube Aquatic System 7. Variability of nutrient concentrations along the Lower Danube River 8. Water and sediment quality in the Lower Danube River in relation to hydrological regime 9. Assessment of the Anadromous Sturgeon Species` Migration Routes and Behavior in the Romanian Sector of the Lower Danube River 10. Human impacts on water resources in the Lower Danube Basin in Serbia 11. Soil, water, plants, interactions in an unreliable environment Part II: Climate and Water Related Hazards 12. Using Köppen climate classification like diagnostic tool to quantify climate variation in lower Danube valley for the period 1961 to 2017 13. Changes observed in the temperature and precipitation regime along the lower Danube River 14. Drought hazard and vulnerability in the in the Lower Danube Plain 15. Diachronic analysis of the synoptic causes leading to historical discharges and floods along lower Danube 16. Assessment of soil erosion and torrential flood susceptibility: case study - Timok River basin, Serbia 17. Hydrological extremes anomalies and trends in Lower Danube Basin Part IV: Sustainable Management and Governance of the Hydro-Environment 18. Danube multi-connectivity as a transdisciplinary approach in wetlands management of Danube Floodplain and Danube Delta 19. Protection and conservation actions for the Sturgeon Species of the Lower Danube to reduce the identified pressures and support sustainable development 20. Anthropogenic Changes and Biodiversity Protection and Conservation along the Lower Danube River Valley 21. Land management practices favouring conservation in the Danube Lower Valley 22. The Danube river – between conservation and human pressures in the Iron Gates Natural Park 23. Human pressures hydro-environmental impact, case study: hydrotechnical works implemented in the Old Danube – Bala branch bifurcation area 24. Synergies between Environmental Protection, Flood Risk and Carbon Sequestration in Organic Soils 25. Citizen science for the Danube River – knowledge transfer, challenges and perspectives 26. Stakeholder interests and participation in the sustainable use of the wetlands along the Lower Danube Floodplain PS: Other titles within the theme of the book are welcomed up to 30/10/2020. Please send the tentative title to the editors: amnegm85@yahoo.com, zaharialili@hotmail.com and gabriela.toroimac@geo.unibuc.ro