Threatened freshwater habitats


Freshwater habitats are, in the strictest sense, environments with water that has less than 0.5% salt concentration. In practice, this refers to rivers, streams, creeks, springs, lakes and some ponds and marshes. The interface between freshwater water courses or lakes and the terrestrial landscape is called the riparian zone.

Broader Problems:
Threatened aquatic habitats
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 10: Reduced Inequality
Problem Type:
C: Cross-sectoral problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST