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Figure Annual average phosphorus concentration in rivers
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Common environmental theme Land use - Drivers and pressures (Sweden)
Key drivers and pressures of land use. Links to further national information on land use.
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Country assessments Sweden
Indicator Assessment Nutrients in freshwater (CSI 020) - Assessment published Dec 2010
Average nitrate concentrations in European groundwaters increased from 1992 to 1998, and have remained relatively constant since then. The average nitrate concentration in European rivers decreased by approximately 9 % between 1992 and 2008 (from 2.4 to 2.2 mg/l N), reflecting the effect of measures to reduce agricultural inputs of nitrate. Average orthophosphate concentrations in European rivers have decreased markedly over the last two decades, being almost halved between 1992 and 2008 (47 % decrease). Also average lake phosphorus concentration decreased over the period 1992-2008 (by 26%), the major part of the decrease occurring in the first half of the period. The decrease in phosphorus concentrations reflect both improvement in wastewater treatment and reduction in phosphorus in detergents. Overall, reductions in the levels of freshwater nutrients over the last two decades primarily reflect improvements in wastewater treatment. Emissions from agriculture continue to be a significant source.
Located in Data and maps Indicators Nutrients in freshwater
Figure text/texmacs Source apportioned annual load and estimated fertiliser use in six Bernet catchments.
Total nitrogen (A) and Total phosphorus (B).
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Figure chemical/x-molconn-Z National or regional source apportionments and fertiliser use (Faostat fertiliser consumption) for phosphorus. (B)
UK figures on fertilisers used for Northern Ireland
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Figure text/texmacs Discharges of nitrogen and phosphorous from wastewater treatment plants
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Figure Phosphorus in European rivers, 1994-96
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Common environmental theme Freshwater - Drivers and pressures (Germany)
SOER Common environmental theme from Germany
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Country assessments Germany
National and regional story National and regional story (Germany) - The way toward unifying environmental protection
SOER National and regional story from Germany
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Country assessments Germany
Common environmental theme D source code Freshwater - Drivers and pressures (Poland)
SOER Common environmental theme from Poland
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Country assessments Poland
European Environment Agency (EEA)
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