IMPACT OF URBAN DEVELOPMENT IN THE TIRANA REGION ON CHARACTERISTICS OF TIRANA-ISHMI CATCHMENT WATERS

Abstract
Find the more appropriate tools that help to assess and manage the reverine environments, allowing their restoration, is one of the main issues in fluvial zone managements. This paper describes the application to a basin in Albania of the indicators framework DPSIR -Driving Forces-Pressures-State-Impact-Response in a Hydro geological Information System and (GIS) context.

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The focus of this work was done to the first two categories. Within the Tirana-Ishmi basin, Tirana – Fushe-Kruja sub-watershed was chosen as the case of study and a set of indicators for the Driving Forces and Pressures categories was defined, and the indicators calculated and discussed.

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