Problem

Pollution of fresh water sources

Nature:
Chemicals in drinking-water (including nitrate, lead, arsenic, fluoride, pesticides and chlorinated hydrocarbons) are a cause of concern. Increasing pollution from chemicals used in agriculture, especially nitrates and phosphates in surface water and groundwater, is also a significant problem.

Untreated or inadequately treated urban waste water is one of the chief forms of water pollution.

Broader Problems:
Water pollution
Values:
Pollution
Problem Type:
J: Problems Under Consideration
Date of last update
09.12.2000 – 00:00 CET