Water resources: Europe
- R. W. Herschy
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In order to identify the most prominent European environmental problems, a meeting of European environment ministers was held at Dobris Castle near Prague in 1991. As a result of this meeting, work began by making a survey of the literature and analyzing international initiatives by, among others, the EU, UNECE, UNEP, OECD and the US Environment Protection Agency. This resulted in a list of 56 environmental problems in Europe of which the following 12 problems were considered the most significant.
the management of water;
stratospheric ozone depletion;
the loss of biodiversity;
tropospheric ozone and other photochemical oxidants;
coastal zone threats and management; Only the first of these problems, management of water, is briefly discussed here from information presented in the report of the study by the European Environment Agency.
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- Drinking water and sanitation; Groundwater; River pollution prevention; Rivers, table of length, drainage area and discharge; Sanitation and clean water; Sewage treatment; Water availability and quality, world; Water balance; Water pollution, types, causes and effects; Water quality for drinking, WHO guidelines; Water treatment, potable Water; World water balance
- Water resources: Europe
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