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Serban Danielescu

Serban Danielescu
Environment and Climate Change Canada

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
Contributing to Environment and Climate Change Canada's mandate to ensure aquatic ecosystems are conserved and protected ---Local and watershed scale assessment of the impacts of agricultural practices (e.g. potato production systems) on nitrogen levels in groundwater. Joint appointment with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. Interests: Contaminant transport, Groundwater- surface water interactions, Water balance, online tools. Hydrology Tool Set: https://portal.hydrotools.tech/
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Publications (31)
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In inland settings, groundwater discharge thermally modulates receiving surface water bodies and provides localized thermal refuges; however, the thermal influence of intertidal springs on coastal waters and their thermal sensitivity to climate change are not well studied. We addressed this knowledge gap with a field- and model-based study of a thr...
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The global increase in potato production and yield is expected to lead to increased irrigation needs and this has prompted concerns with respect to the sustainability of irrigation water sources, such as groundwater. The magnitude, and inter- and intra-annual variation, of the crop water requirements and irrigation needs for potato production toget...
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Groundwater, which is the main source of water for human consumption in many rural areas, has its quality determined by the complex interaction of environmental factors and anthropogenic activities. The present study evaluated the quality of shallow groundwater (1 to 25 m depth) in the rural area of the Târgovişte Plain, a densely populated area (2...
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The output extracted from CNRM, MPR, and ICHEC Global Circulation Models for RCP 4.5 and RCP 8.5 Representative Concentration Pathways has been used in conjunction with the SWAT model for evaluating the impacts of future climate changes on hydrological processes in a Romanian catchment (Neajlov, 3720 km2 area) in the short (2021–2050) and long term...
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In inland settings, groundwater discharge is known to thermally modulate receiving surface water bodies and provide localized thermal refuges; however, the thermal influence of intertidal springs on coastal waters and the thermal sensitivity of these springs to climate change are not well studied. We addressed this knowledge gap with a field- and m...
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Study region This study used data collected from three cropland sites (two in Manitoba and one in Prince Edward Island) in Canada. Study focus In efforts to accurately describe the water dynamics in agricultural soils, most of the agri-hydrological models developed are highly complex, such that they require detailed input data, of which most of th...
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Previous modeling of hydrologic and nutrient budgets of lakes in Precambrian Shield regions have generally ignored groundwater as a source of water and supplier or sink of nutrients. This paper and its companion (Part 1) address this science gap by probing the role of groundwater in the nutrient balance for a restricted bay of a Precambrian Shield...
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Previous studies of the nutrient budgets of lakes in Precambrian Shield regions have generally ignored the role of groundwater as a source or sink (influx or efflux) of nutrients. This paper and its companion (Part 2) address this science gap by probing the role of groundwater in the nutrient balance for a restricted bay of a Precambrian Shield lak...
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In the Lake Winnipeg Basin (LWB), at both basin and regional scales, there are currently gaps regarding the significance of groundwater as a mediator of nutrient and contaminant fluxes to Lake Winnipeg. During 2018, surface water and groundwater samples were collected from various locations across the largest sand and gravel aquifer (Assiniboine De...
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Phreatophytic trees such as willows and poplars have a large capacity for extracting shallow groundwater, as evidenced by diurnal water table fluctuations corresponding to intensified transpiration during the day. As a result, they have been employed for phytoremediation of shallow contaminated groundwater. In this study, the water extraction (i.e....
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Time-lapse electrical resistivity imaging (ERI) is being used to investigate spatial and temporal changes in soil moisture associated with tile drains (TD) and diversion terraces (DT, i.e. earth berm and ditch) in sandy loam soils of the Saint John River Valley near Fredericton, NB. For fields under intensive agriculture use, a low permeability til...
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Intensive potato production is an important contributor to groundwater and surface water nitrate contamination in the province of Prince Edward Island (PEI), Canada. In PEI, the presence of a permeability contrast between soil and the underlying compact basal till at approximately 1m depth is known to cause temporary perched water table conditions,...
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Information on the sources of sediment is required both for the targeting, development and implementation of best management practices (BMPs) in agricultural regions and for understanding the nature of sediment dynamics within watersheds. Investigations have shown that a number of physical and biogeochemical sediment properties can be used as finge...
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en Article impact statement: SEPHYDRO is an open access, customizable web‐based tool, which integrates 11 algorithms to separate and analyze streamflow hydrographs.
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The artificial sweetener acesulfame (ACE) is a potentially useful tracer of waste water contamination in groundwater. In this study, ACE concentrations were measured in waste water and impacted groundwater at 12 septic system sites in Ontario, Canada. All samples of septic tank effluent (n = 37) had ACE >6 µg/L, all samples of groundwater from the...
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Potato production is critical to economy of Prince Edward Island (PEI), but has been linked to increasing groundwater nitrate contamination and anoxic events in estuaries. Given that PEI is entirely groundwater-dependent for potable water, this has resulted in considerable pressure to find solutions to protect water quality. However, our understand...
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A hydrogeological study was conducted in northwestern New Brunswick, Canada, to improve the predictability of fracture-dominated groundwater flow within folded bedrock composed of fine-grained turbidites. Borehole televiewer logging and outcrop mapping, integrated with hydraulic packer tests revealed enhanced hydraulic conductivity associated with...
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In Prince Edward Island, Canada, widespread intensive potato production has contributed to elevated nitrate concentrations in groundwater and streams, and eutrophic or anoxic conditions occur regularly in several estuarine systems. In this research, the stable isotopes of nitrogen and oxygen in nitrate in intertidal groundwater discharge and stream...
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Baseflow separation is important for obtaining critical parameters for hydrological models. As measuring the baseflow component directly is difficult, various analytical and empirical baseflow separation methods have been developed and tested. The recursive digital filter (RDF) method is commonly used for baseflow separation due to its simplicity a...
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In this research the dissolved inorganic nitrogen (DIN) loadings from direct precipitation, stream flow and groundwater discharge to two small estuaries located in Prince Edward Island (PEI), Canada, were quantified over a 2-year period. The two estuaries, like many around the world, exhibit deteriorating conditions that are believed to be related...
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Nutrient fluxes from developed catchments are often a significant factor in the declining water quality and ecological functioning in estuaries. Determining the relative contributions of surface water and groundwater discharge to nutrient-sensitive estuaries is required because these two pathways may be characterized by different nutrient concentra...
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In parts of Atlantic Canada there is currently concern that nutrient loadings from catchments are adversely affecting water quality and ecosystems in estuaries. This is especially the case in Prince Edward Island (PEI), a province in which intensive potato production has contributed to elevated nitrate concentrations in groundwater and streams, and...
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In the framework of the project daNUbs (Nutrient Management in the Danube Basin and its Impact on the Black Sea) the MONERIS emission model is used for the basin wide calculation of nutrient (nitrogen and phosphorus) emissions in the Danube Basin. The MONERIS model was developed and successfully applied for German river catchments. Based on investi...
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Soil saturation is known to be of crucial importance, to denitrification and other nitrogen cycling processes within the riparian zone. Since denitrification potential generally increases towards the soil surface, water table elevation can control the degree to which nitrate reduction is optimised. Given their topographic location and sedimentary s...

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Submission deadline: 31 March 2023 More details here: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/water/special_issues/WE2D100TZ4
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SNOSWAB (Snow, Soil Water and Water Balance) is an online model for estimation of daily dynamics of snow processes, soil water and water balance components based on user provided air temperature, precipitation, rain and evapotranspiration. The model allows for estimation of snow accumulation and snowmelt, soil water content, infiltration, drainage and surface runoff. The model incorporates routines for evaluation of the effects of temperature and precipitation on snow processes as well as impact of freezing and low or high soil water content on water balance components. SNOSWAB includes calibration routines as well as various output and visualization options through a module-based user-friendly interface.
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Submission deadline: 20 February 2023. More details here: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/water/special_issues/70B912PDCV