Through our research, NIVA develops new competance, new methods and new models to meet the challenges of tomorrow. We have extensive experience in transforming knowledge to practial and applicable advice.
Long series of data from environmental monitoring is an important contribution in our research, and publication of results in peer-reviewed journals ensure our work is of the highest quality
NIVA carries out research commissioned or on behalf of public administration and government, industries and businesses, through grants from the Research Council of Norway, participation in EU research programmes and through basic allocation and strategic institute initiatives.
Wastewater treatment boom changes nutrient balance in lakes
A vast number of new wastewater treatment plants in developing countries has led to an imbalance between phosphorous and nitrogen in surface waters. The result could be excessive growth of potentially poisonous algae with a preference for nitrogen. A new study calls for better nutrient reduction in order to maintain ecosystem biodiversity.
Need for better approaches to tackle multiple stressors in European lakes and rivers
A newly released Nature paper with several NIVA co-authors highlights a continued management need for reduction of nutrient stress in lakes. It also shows that river management requires more complicated approaches to tackle several stressors simultaneously.