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Figure Emissions of mercury to water based on E-PRTR reporting of 2007 data
The map shows the emissions of mercury to water based on E-PRTR reporting of 2007 data
Located in Data and maps Maps and graphs
Figure Inland bathing water quality in the European Union
The figure shows the bathing water quality in different European countries over time
Located in Data and maps Maps and graphs
Figure BOD5 concentrations in rivers between 1992 and 2008 in different sea regions of Europe
Geographical coverage: Atlantic Ocean, Baltic Sea, Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea and the North Sea.
Located in Data and maps Maps and graphs
File Getting Europe's precious waters clean again
Protecting water from pollution is one of the biggest environmental challenges that we face. In recent decades, major disasters like the Sandoz incident in 1986 demonstrated that pollution knows no frontiers and that strong EU actions and cooperation were needed. This detailed news report looks at the ways in which Europe’s determination to protect water in all its forms is achieving results. From the European quality of the drinking water, through the treatment of waste water, to protection of its rivers, coasts and lakes – over the last few decades it has developed an effective legislative arsenal. The aim of the European Union is for all the water on its territory to by in good status by 2015. Although challenges remain, results are obvious. For example, in 2000, the EU adopted a directive promoting trans-boundary co-operation and introducing the river basin management concept where the territory of the river as a whole is taken into account. And in terms of bathing water, since 1990, the number of bathing sites fulfilling the EU standards has increased by almost 30% to an impressive 90%.
Located in Environmental topics Water Multimedia
Figure Annual diffuse agricultural emissions of nitrogen to freshwater (kg nitrogen per hectare of total land area)
The map shows the annual diffuse agricultural emissions of nitrogen to freshwater
Located in Data and maps Maps and graphs
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
File Environment, health and quality of life — SOER synthesis chapter 5
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Synthesis The European environment – state and outlook 2010: Synthesis
Common environmental theme Freshwater - Why care? (Luxembourg)
SOER Common environmental theme from Luxembourg - freshwater
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Country assessments Luxembourg
Common environmental theme Freshwater - State and impacts (Luxembourg)
SOER Common environmental theme from Luxembourg - freshwater
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Country assessments Luxembourg
Common environmental theme Freshwater - Drivers and pressures (Luxembourg)
SOER Common environmental theme from Luxembourg - freshwater
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Country assessments Luxembourg
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