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Indicator Assessment

Oxygen consuming substances in European rivers

Indicator Assessment
Prod-ID: IND-20-en
  Also known as: CSI 019 , WAT 002
Published 23 Feb 2015 Last modified 05 Feb 2019
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Concentrations of biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) and total ammonium have decreased in European rivers in the period 1992 to 2012 (Fig. 1), mainly due to general improvement in waste water treatment.

Updated with 2018 data and text revised to reflect updated results

Rivers - European trends

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Rivers - Biochemical Oxygen Demand

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Rivers - ammonium

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