Pollution of fresh water sources


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
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 14: Life Below Water
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST