The Impact of Land Use on Nutrient Concentration in Upper Streams of Waters in Slovenia
According to the Water Framework Directive (2000/60/EU), the EU countries have to define water bodies characterised with the same ecological, morphological and water quality characteristics. The main aim of the above mentioned directive is to reach good water status regarding quality and quantity of water by year 2015. The article 5 of the directive among others requires that every EU country makes the analysis of characteristics of watersheds and of the impacts of men’s activity in them. Water bodies at risk should be defined as a first step. These are defined as water bodies for which we are not completely sure that water quality will meet the requirements by year 2015. If someone wants to improve water quality he should know how different men’s activities in the watershed impact water quality. Based on this proved impact of men’s activity in a catchment and water quality, proper measures in watershed for increased water quality should be determined and implemented. The most problematic situation could be if water quality is low and there is no connection between water quality and men’s activity in a catchment.
KeywordsWater Quality Urban Land Improve Water Quality Surface Water Quality Water Quality Characteristic
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